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Reader Questions – Who Contacts the Attorney? Nov 14, 2022

 By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: Several years ago the board asked for an explanation regarding our Declaration. The board wanted to know its...

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‘Tis The Season – For Signs Nov 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: I am currently disagreeing with my HOA regarding political signs. I still have a small sign in my front yard. The HOA board...

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No Election, Only Paid Inspectors, and Acclamation Oct 30, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hello Kelly, our HOA had an election for 2 Board seats, there were 3 candidates. Not enough ballots were returned to make quorum. The...

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Termites are Bugging Us! Oct 24, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hello Mr. Richardson – Our small HOA has shared-wall units with varying degrees of termite infestation and owners are demanding that...

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Know Your Governing Documents Oct 16, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Governing documents are critical for HOA communities and are literally the legal glue holding the association together. Civil Code Section...

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New laws Coming for HOAs in 2023 Oct 10, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

While 2021 was a banner year for positive HOA legislation, 2022 turned out to be less helpful in Sacramento for California HOAs. While...

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Reader Questions – Why Can’t We Attend Board Meetings? Oct 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson: Meeting outside the regularly scheduled board meeting, the directors are meeting to review and accept the...

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Reader Questions – Who Does the HOA Attorney Represent? Sep 26, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: Does the HOA attorney represent the board or the HOA? If there is a conflict in different CC&Rs sections...

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What is Your HOA’s Technology Score? Sep 19, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Technology continues to scream forward at an amazing pace – is your HOA keeping up and using technology for maximum benefit to your...

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Year End Planning – Is Your HOA Issuing Both Annual Disclosure Packets? Sep 12, 2022

One of the many improvements made by the Legislature in 2012 to the Davis-Stirling Act was to group a variety of required disclosures into two very important disclosure...

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Zooming in on Virtual Meetings Sep 05, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson:  During the Covid shutdown, the board used Zoom to hold meetings.  Now that we are able to have in-person...

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The HOA President is Leader (But Not the Boss) Aug 29, 2022

If the HOA president role is misunderstood, the result can be very serious board dysfunction, as well as stress and risk for the president.

First, it is critical to...

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