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Reader Questions – My Peeping Doorbell Camera, and Where is MY Parking Space? Aug 16, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly:

Because of the type of work I do at home, I was required to install a security system in my condominium including a front door...

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Why Aren’t CC&Rs On-Line and Where Are Monthly Financials? Aug 09, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Good morning Kelly. In our recent HOA meeting, one question raised was, “Why isn’t our CC&R’s on the HOA’s...

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Reader Questions – City Says We’re Condo; Can I Have A Clothesline? Aug 02, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson: I am a veteran trying to get a VA refinance, but the VA wants an HOA for our house. We live on a two on a lot,...

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Embrace The Hybrid Meeting in Your HOA Jul 26, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Before the pandemic changed our world in early 2020, who knew about WebEx, Zoom, or RingCentral, or the many other virtual meeting...

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If It Isn’t There, It Didn’t Happen – Good HOA Minutes Jul 19, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

When a corporation acts, its minutes document and prove that it acted. If the minutes do not record that the board of directors by...

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Avoid Overuse of Closed Sessions (part 4) Jul 12, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[After three previous articles addressing reader questions on this subject, this concludes the series]

Perhaps the most frequently abused...

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Reader Questions – Closed Sessions (part 3) Jul 05, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

 

When will it be legal for HOA boards to handle any business they want in closed sessions? H.F., Banning

 

Dear H.F.:

The...

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Reader Questions – Closed Sessions (part 2) Jun 28, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[Part 2 of a 4-part series]

Mr. Richardson: Our board has had several closed meetings to discuss revisions to our governing documents. An...

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Reader Questions – Closed Sessions (Part 1) Jun 21, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Closed session is a common point of contention in HOAs. This week begins a multipart series of reader questions on this important and...

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Reader Question – HOAs and Pets Jun 14, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Who doesn’t love pets? Sometimes, your neighbor! According to the American Pet Products Association, an estimated 67% of American...

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Reader Question – Keeping Watch On Funds Jun 07, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson: Are there laws governing the responsibilities and obligations of HOA boards, especially those related to limits on...

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Reader Question – That Tree is a Problem! May 31, 2021

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: Our condominium association CC&Rs state that plumbing problems that service only a single unit are the responsibility of...

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