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Reader Questions - Attending and Speaking at Board Meetings Aug 19, 2013
 

Hi Kelly,

We continue to enjoy your column and value your responses. You are providing a valuable service in educating those of us who live in homeowner...

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Getting Ready for 2014 Aug 12, 2013
While January 2014 seems a long time away, now is the time for prudent boards, managers and attorneys to begin preparing for the reorganized and relocated Davis-Stirling...
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Reader Questions - Foreclosed Homes Aug 05, 2013

Dear Kelly,

I am on the board of an association. We have had a few units go to foreclosure that the homeowners owed past due monthly association dues. They just moved...

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Reader Questions - Pet Limits, Earthquake Insurance Jul 29, 2013

Mr. Richardson,

We are part time residents in a large ungated mobile home HOA community. We own the lots and the city maintains the streets. The association allows 1 pet,...

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Reader Questions - Are Our CC&Rs Enforceable?, Election Rules Jul 22, 2013

Kelly Richardson,

Our HOA was formed about 1960. We have filed SI-100 with the state as required. We have never filed any state or federal tax forms.

The HOA is a...

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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