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Reader Questions - Bids from Manager’s Dad, Can an Owner Own Too Many Units? Mar 17, 2014

 Bids From Manager’s Dad

Good Day Kelly,

Our manager has been submitting bids for work to be done in our community from her father-in law’s company.

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Reader Questions - Amending CC&Rs Mar 03, 2014

Dear Kelly,

We recently purchased a home in an HOA. The CC&R’s say one thing but so many exceptions have been made to those CC&R’s that we feel...

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Reader Questions - Association Types, Architectural Standards Feb 24, 2014

Association Types

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Would there be any use in asking for explanations of Condo, Townhouse, PUD, Patio Homes? 

Yours,

D.F., Huntington Beach

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Reader Questions - Removal of Pool, Neglected Foreclosed Homes Feb 17, 2014

Removal of Pool

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Can a board fill and take away the association’s pool without a vote by the owners/Residents? Can HOA Board members meet...

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Reader Questions - Foreclosed Home, Member Questioning Board Feb 10, 2014

Foreclosed Home

Dear Mr. Richardson,

How do we collect past dues on a condo which was foreclosed? I am Secretary on the board. A homeowner walked away from the...

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Reader Questions - Flooding, Termites Feb 03, 2014

Flooding

Dear Kelly,

Recently our HOA decided to xeriscape the area at the front and rear of our unit (along with all the others). The property adjacent to our unit is...

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Reader Questions - Meeting Disruption, Board E-Mail Jan 27, 2014

Meeting Disruption

Dear Kelly,

I am on a board of beleaguered directors. We have a homeowner that is out of control. She disrupts meetings with rants and accusations...

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Reader Questions - What Is “Full” Management, Closed Session Appointments Jan 13, 2014

What Is “Full” Management?

Hi Kelly,

Would you please tell me what a “Full-Service” management company is as compared to one which is not.

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Reader Questions - Swimming Pools Dec 16, 2013

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Our Board permits use of our pool by a non-profit swim team organization of which non-residents comprise approximately half of members. Swim team...

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Reader Questions - Closed Sessions, What Is an Owner Dec 02, 2013

Closed-Sessions

Richardson,

Is it legal for the board of directors to hold meetings with an agenda and exclude all other homeowners. These meetings are therefore...

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Reader Questions - Is Our HOA Incorporated, Questioning the New Management Nov 25, 2013

Is Our HOA Incorporated?

Hi Mr. Richardson,

I read your column recently about making sure my HOA is active. I went to the Secretary of State web site and typed in my...

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Reader Questions - What About Those Trees? Nov 18, 2013
 

Dear Sir,

We live in a community with many common areas. There is a common area behind our home with a large slope that has very large trees growing...

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