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Reader Questions – Who Fixes Roofs and Pipes? Nov 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 


Dear Kelly: Our condo roofs will need replacement soon and there are inadequate reserves.  The board had a membership vote on...

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Reader Questions – Do We Have Term Limits? Nov 22, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL


Kelly, could you elaborate on the newly signed into law "term limits?" We have a 5-member board and 3 members have served many years. If...

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Reader Questions: No Minutes; No Election; No Eligibility? Nov 15, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dr. Mr. Richardson: I’m concerned about my board no longer publishing minutes of their open meetings. I’ve asked for...

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Are We Required To Rebuild Our Balconies? Nov 08, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Hello Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA is claiming that 2019’s SB 326 ("Balcony Law") adds to the Davis-Stirling Act and requires the...

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New Laws Coming in 2022 (Part III): Major Housing Reforms – Dismantling HOAs? Nov 01, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

In recent years, the Governor and Legislature have made increasing California’s housing supply a high priority. This year saw...

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New Laws Approved for 2022 (Part II): Good Changes Coming Oct 25, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

2021 was the most positive legislative year for California HOAs in a very long time. Today’s column summarizes four helpful changes...

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New Laws Approved for 2022 (Part I): Changes in HOA Elections (Again) Oct 19, 2021

 By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The 2021 Legislative season in California has ended, and five good HOA bills (a record in recent decades) are becoming law. Assembly...

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Reader Questions and Breaking HOA News: HOAs Can Meet Purely Virtually During Emergency Oct 11, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.


Kelly: With the Governor's executive orders on Covid rescinded in June, is there anything preventing boards from conducting in-person meetings...

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Border Protection – Six Reasons to Stay in Your (HOA) Lane Oct 04, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

Last week’s column reviewed the roles and boundaries of each HOA team member. While sometimes it can seem frustrating for volunteer...

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Border Protection – Roles and Boundaries of HOA Team Members Sep 27, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

For many years, advising associations was at times very stressful, as boards would sometimes disregard my best advice for them. ...

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Reader Questions – Is THAT A Meeting? Sep 20, 2021

By  Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: What, if any, significance is there when a board fails to comply to post an agenda four days prior to a board...

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Reader Questions – Are Term Limits Illegal, and Who Advocates for HOAs? Sep 13, 2021

By: Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Mr. Richardson: With the new election law (effective 1/1/20) removing term limits for board members, does this mean the HOA...

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