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Reader Questions - Where Are the CC&Rs, Harassment Jul 15, 2013

Kelly,

What rights do I have to review the complete CC&Rs including addenda added in the past twenty plus years we lived in this community? I do not require them...

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Reader Questions - Who Fixes the Pipe? Jul 08, 2013

Dear Kelly,

Who is responsible for repair of the water supply lines inside building walls between units of the same stack?

J.R., Los Angeles

Dear J.R,

You asked the $64...

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Reader Questions - Multiple Ownership, Unilateral Actions Jul 01, 2013

Hi,

I am professional and own multiple rental properties in a condo complex.

I happen to be a board member of HOA. Can I be sued personally?

Thanks,

B.S, Anaheim Hills...

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Exactly Who Can Attend Board Meetings? Jun 24, 2013
A longstanding issue of ambiguity and occasional dispute arises regarding when a common interest development member tries to designate someone to attend a board meeting for...
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Reader Questions - Proxies, Member Petitions Jun 10, 2013

Mr. Richardson,

I have been under the impression that a change to the governing laws in California no longer allowed proxies for elections. As such, we almost never get a...

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Reader Questions - Patios, Planned Developments Jun 10, 2013

Kelly,

I live in a condo in Laguna Niguel, CA. I have a small patio (ground level). It would be really nice to be able to have a slightly larger patio. There is a common...

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Reader Questions - HOA Project, Old Spa May 13, 2013

Kelly,

Our board hired a landscape architect to give a proposal on redoing our entrance area. The proposal includes replacing original asphalt with pavers and installing...

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Get Ready for the “New” Davis-Stirling Act May 06, 2013

On January 1, 2014, the Davis-Stirling Act moves to a more spacious new home, thanks to a major reorganization effort by the California Law Revision Commission. For the...

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Reader Questions - Vague Agendas Apr 22, 2013
 

Good Morning Mr. Richardson,

We purchased a condo in Laguna Niguel. We noticed that many condos have privacy fences. All of these fences are constructed using...

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Legislation of Interest to Homeowner Associations Apr 08, 2013

This is an active time in Sacramento, as literally thousands of bills (over 2,300 at last count) have been proposed this year for possible new or changed laws in...

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Reader Questions - Remote Opening of Gates, Obtaining Agendas and Minutes Apr 01, 2013

Dear Kelly,

Our board members look forward to reading your columns with great interest. A question was recently posed regarding residents using cell phones to allow entry...

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Reader Questions - Open Meeting Act Mar 25, 2013

Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA has regularly scheduled, monthly, closed meetings. Based on your columns this doesn’t seem right to me. What types of topics are to be...

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