Articles

Are We Required To Rebuild Our Balconies? Nov 08, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Hello Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA is claiming that 2019’s SB 326 ("Balcony Law") adds to the Davis-Stirling Act and requires the...

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Offering Mental Health Support in HOAs Nov 02, 2021

This article first appeared on CAI's HOA Resources by Laura Otto. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new stresses on many Americans, including those...

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Naughty or Nice? Holiday Guidelines to List and Check Twice Oct 25, 2021

By Daniel C. Heaton, Esq.

This article first appeared the CAI-CV, Quorum, October 2021 here.

‘Tis the season. For many homeowners, this time of year is eagerly...

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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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Vaccine mandates: What Could Requirements Mean for Your Community Oct 19, 2021

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This article first appeared on Community Associations Institute (CAI) Ungated.

The continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S....

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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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'Twas the Night Before (the HOA’s) Christmas Dec 28, 2020

[Apologies to Clement Clarke Moore]

'Twas the night before Christmas, and through the HOA community
Not a complaint was heard, and there existed pure unity;
The thank-you...

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Stop The Fights Over Records Requests! Dec 21, 2020

Over the many years I have been writing this column, the clear number one ranked dispute between homeowners and their associations regards records and information access....

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Embrace Open Forum! Nov 16, 2020

Many HOA boards treat open forum as something to be endured, but if handled properly it can be a very positive feature of HOA meetings.

The law requires that all membership...

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Civility Must Start Somewhere Oct 19, 2020

From presidential debate stages to courtrooms to families to HOAs, civility is becoming so rare, it should be considered endangered. Differences of opinion are no longer...

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Discontinue The Troubling and Unnecessary Proxy Sep 20, 2020

Proxies are still used in most HOAs and continue to contribute to confusion and controversy during HOA elections.

A proxy is a document by which one association member...

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