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HOA Homefront: Tips before starting major repairs on your community

One of the greatest challenges HOAs periodically face is major reconstruction.Whether a new roof, balcony rehabilitation or other major repairs, the typical volunteer board and professional manager are not regularly involved in hiring for such work. Therefore, many potential pitfalls can contribute to extra costs or risks. Before sending the contract to legal counsel for

By |2022-01-22T08:52:25-08:00January 21st, 2022|Industry News|

HOA Homefront: Are secret recordings and no meetings legal?

Q: What are the HOA manager and board responsibilities for the homeowners’ portion of the board meeting? Presently, virtual sessions are done with requests via email. Our manager crafted defensive, aggressive responses and sent them before the meeting even happened. I think homeowners would have liked us to appear to listen. — D.V., San DiegoA:

By |2022-01-07T08:52:07-08:00January 7th, 2022|Industry News|

HOA Homefront: Rent restrictions, term limits, elections among changes in 2022

Many laws are changing for California HOAs this year, and here is a recap of the most important changes.Longer deadline for petitioned membership meeting: If at least 5% of members petition for a special membership meeting, the meeting must now be held within 35 to 150 days after the HOA receives the petition. (Corporations Code

By |2021-12-31T08:51:17-08:00December 31st, 2021|Industry News|

Reader Questions: Who fixes roofs and pipes?

Dear Kelly: Our condo roofs will need replacement soon and there are inadequate reserves.  The board had a membership vote on two choices: Increase monthly dues for some years or have owners be responsible for their own roofs. Most of the owners voted for the option of “owner responsibility.” The board obviously is in favor

By |2021-11-27T08:54:11-08:00November 27th, 2021|Industry News|

HOA Homefront: Will California’s housing reform dismantle HOAs?

In recent years, Gov. Gavin Newsom and California’s Legislature have made increasing the state’s housing supply a high priority.This year saw several major bills signed into law, easing the creation of further housing density. Two bills, in particular, Senate Bills 9 and 10, aim to increase infill density by encouraging more residences on properties that

By |2021-11-03T09:59:40-07:00October 29th, 2021|Industry News|
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