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Reader Questions on Solar Installations Jun 27, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

I live in a planned development, and was told we could not install solar because it would void our roof warranties. Can our management...

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Have a Policy Regarding Solar Energy Installations Jun 20, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

As the cost of energy escalates seemingly weekly, an increasing number of HOA homeowners want to install photovoltaic systems on...

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Banning Solar Installations in Our HOA? Jun 13, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hi Mr. Richardson: Can a HOA prevent us from placing solar panels on the roof of our townhome?  We are in an older condominium...

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Is there Double Jeopardy in HOAs, and Handling the Hateful? Jun 06, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: If HOA failed to send letter to homeowner within fifteen days as required by Civil Code 5855, may they simply ignore that and hold...

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The Drought Emergency Returned, Did Your HOA Notice? May 31, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

California has experienced many drought periods, but in January 2014 the drought situation became sufficiently severe that...

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Free Speech - Flyers and Flags May 23, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: Under Civil Code §4515, are homeowners allowed to post community gathering notices near the mailboxes or on the mailboxes...

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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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Is This Manager Qualified? May 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

[Last of a 3-part series]. After selecting the desired type of management services, how can one evaluate a manager’s qualifications?

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Selecting Management: The Contract Apr 24, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

The previous column discussed different types of association management services. After selecting the management service type and...

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Which Type of Management Is Best For Your HOA? Apr 19, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Determining which type of management services is best for the HOA is a very important HOA board decision. Even the smallest associations...

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Reader Questions – Who is Watching Out For HOAs? Apr 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly - Thanks again for your recent informative column pertaining to new state laws pertaining to HOAs.  I would never say that the...

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