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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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Reader Questions – Tenants With Criminal Backgrounds, and Are Drying Racks OK? Oct 05, 2020

Dear Kelly,

Apparently my HOA made a change in the CC&Rs. The HOA requires that any prospective tenants must be approved by the board, and that no applicant who has a...

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Reader Questions – Fair Housing Violations? Restrictions on Hard Floors and Outside Play Sep 27, 2020

Mr. Richardson:

I enjoy reading your column.

I recently bought a condo and was in the process of replacing the carpet with laminate flooring because of allergies. The HOA...

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Reader Questions - Can Non-Residents Run? Why Can’t Spouses of Directors? Sep 07, 2020

Mr. Richardson:

Can a non-resident owner be on the board? A board member moved but still stayed on the board while he rented his unit. Several homeowners opposed, but the...

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Reader Questions – Can HOAs Ban Political, Patriotic or Religious Displays? Aug 16, 2020

Hi Kelly,

We (along with our neighbors) put out candidate and ballot measure signs prior to our elections. We looked into this several years ago and it appears that...

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