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Reader Questions - Committees Jun 09, 2014

Dear Mr. Richardson,

I started attending committee meetings on regular bases. Today, at the Landscaping committee, I was asked to leave the meeting by the chairperson, so...

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Reader Questions - CC&R Questions Jun 02, 2014

Dear Mr. Richardson,

I cannot locate a copy of our CC&Rs. In fact, I cannot recall ever receiving a copy of them when my wife and I moved into our condominium 16 years...

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Reader Questions - CC&R Questions May 26, 2014

Dear Kelly,

Our neighborhood has CC&Rs and a review committee. Some of the things in the CC&Rs seem kind of discriminatory or snobby to me, so I am on a committee...

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Reader Questions - Board Reports, Carport Signs May 19, 2014

Dear Kelly,

I enjoy reading your column weekly and am hoping to join our HOA board in the near term. Can a new board member email results of board decisions to the home...

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Reader Questions - Problem Chair, Management Companies May 12, 2014

Dear Kelly,

I have been very unhappy with my HOA board and have attended three meetings these past three months to see if I could encourage more open communication between...

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Reader Questions - Officer Selection, Assessment Increases Updates May 05, 2014
 

Dear Kelly,

In our HOA an election was held recently. The ballots were not secret. The homeowners have reason to believe they were counted before the meeting,...

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Reader Questions - Children, Reserve Study Updates Apr 28, 2014

Dear Kelly,

I was reading your column today and have a question I am hoping you can assist. I live in a condominium complex and we have several owners that have small...

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Reader Questions - Contracts, Telephone Participation Apr 21, 2014

Dear Kelly, 

I understand from reading my local newspaper that you specialize in answering HOA questions. I hope you can entertain mine.

My HOA signed a new contract....

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Reader Questions - Board Education, Elections, and Contracts Apr 14, 2014

Dear Kelly,

I’ve been thinking of running for our association board. Is there a manual or other detailed, comprehensive source of information that describes how...

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Sacramento Update Apr 07, 2014

The California Legislature is very active this year (as it is most years) regarding common interest developments (the term used by state law for what most call...

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Reader Questions - Can HOA Inspect?, No Board Turnover Mar 31, 2014

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for your column in the newspaper.

We recently purchased a condo and did some remodeling. We do have a city permit and the FINAL on the permit. Now...

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Reader Questions - Who Pays for Skylight, Seeking Minutes Mar 24, 2014

Who Pays for Skylight?

Dear Kelly,

I have been paying HOA dues for over 25 years. Part of the payment was a reserve for the replacement of the roofs. Some of the units are...

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