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Reader Question – HOAs and Pets Jun 14, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Who doesn’t love pets? Sometimes, your neighbor! According to the American Pet Products Association, an estimated 67% of American...

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Reader Question – Keeping Watch On Funds Jun 07, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson: Are there laws governing the responsibilities and obligations of HOA boards, especially those related to limits on...

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Reader Question – That Tree is a Problem! May 31, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: Our condominium association CC&Rs state that plumbing problems that service only a single unit are the responsibility of...

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Reader Question – Who Watches HOAs? May 24, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: Who has oversight of HOAs in California if someone wants to file a complaint against their HOA or management company? ...

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Insurance – Does Your HOA Have ALL It Needs? May 17, 2021

The previous column discussed considerations regarding property insurance, but that is only one of many insurance types which most HOAs should have in place.

First and...

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HOA Insurance – Is The HOA’s Coverage Sufficient? May 10, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Insurance brokers are one of an HOA’s most important vendors, yet they are often ignored until claims arise. This mistake can be...

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Be Ready When Amending CC&Rs (It’s Hard Enough) May 03, 2021

Amending CC&Rs is not easy. Here are some tips to avoid making it harder.

  1. Check with the members.  Amending CC&Rs usually takes a supermajority (i.e., more...
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Are There Surprises In Your CC&Rs? Apr 26, 2021

Among the association governing documents including articles of incorporation, recorded map or plan, bylaws, operating rules and covenants, conditions, and restrictions...

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Reader Questions – Termite Fumigation Part 2 Apr 19, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Hi Kelly, our board is resolved to resume fumigation of the buildings in our community and has voted to obtain quotes for the next...

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Reader Questions – Who Handles Those Termites? Apr 12, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Dear Kelly: I live in a townhouse. My neighbor had termites and my other neighbor on the other side suspects them as do I. ...

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Reader Questions – Is THIS a Conflict of Interest? Apr 05, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

Hello Kelly! Is it considered a conflict of interest if a board member is also an HOA employee? Our board is voting on matters...

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Some Bad Pending HOA Legislation Mar 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Last week’s column recapped five bills proposing to help HOAs. This week addresses the other side of the coin, as four legislative...

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