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Time Is Almost Up to Remove Illegal Rental Restriction May 16, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The first version of Civil Code Section 4741, banning “unreasonable” rental restrictions, became law in 2021, and also...

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Reader Questions – CC&Rs Expired, and Ignored May 09, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: I am looking into purchasing a property with 3 freestanding units and a small amount of common space used as a...

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Reader Questions - Who is Supposed to Care for it? Apr 04, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly, I’m in a dispute with my association. The doors facing the outside of my condo (original doors) have extensive dry-rot. I say...

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The Board Amending CC&Rs and Bylaws? Mar 21, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

CC&Rs and bylaws are governing documents that normally can only be amended by a vote of the HOA membership. However, there are...

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Reader Questions – Who Fixes Roofs and Pipes? Nov 29, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 


Dear Kelly: Our condo roofs will need replacement soon and there are inadequate reserves.  The board had a membership vote on...

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Reader Questions: No Minutes; No Election; No Eligibility? Nov 15, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dr. Mr. Richardson: I’m concerned about my board no longer publishing minutes of their open meetings. I’ve asked for...

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2021 Legislative Update: New Laws for California Community Associations Oct 20, 2021

The 2021 legislative session was one of the most active legislative years impacting California community association law. Pressures of the California affordable housing...

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EMERGING FROM THE SHADOWS— LET THERE BE SOLAR Aug 16, 2021

ESTABLISHING POLICIES FOR SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM INSTALLATION REQUESTS

BY: MR. JONATHAN R. DAVIS, ESQ., RICHARDSON|OBER|DENICHILO

This article first appeared in CAI-GRIE,...

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Reader Questions – Our CC&Rs Expired; Ours Has No Name! Feb 01, 2021


Kelly, do you have any information regarding the expiration of CC&Rs? I’ve heard 20 years from the time of the recorded filing of the CC&Rs. My subdivision...

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Reader Questions – Assessment Payment Nov 30, 2020

Dear Kelly: Recently our board stopped dues collection for 6 months because they said some homeowners were experiencing financial hardship.  The board has no plans to...

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The Pathway to Successfully Amending Your CC&Rs Nov 08, 2020

By Daniel C. Heaton

This article appeared in CAI-GRIE, Connect Magazine: 2021-Issue 2. To read more, click here.

5 Tips to Court Approval of Your CC&Rs Amendment

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Reader Questions – Old CC&Rs – Expired Documents, and Who Owns the Yards? Nov 01, 2020

Kelly, I wanted to know if you have any information in regard to the expiration of California CC&Rs. I’ve heard 20 years from the time of the recorded filing of...

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