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We Don’t Like Non-Resident Directors, or Pot Farms, in Our HOA Jun 04, 2018

Dear Kelly,

Are board members required have to own and live on site to become a board member? I am not finding any information on this in my CC&Rs or rules and...

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Reader Questions - Can They Reject My Solar? May 28, 2018

Hi Kelly,

We purchased a home needing a complete remodel and we took all of the appropriate steps with the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). We submitted additional...

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Reader Questions - How Much Reserve Money Does Our HOA Need? May 21, 2018

Hello Kelly,

I enjoy and learn from your column on HOA’s. I live in small resident-managed HOA. Our reserves are very low. Is there a minimum amount or percentage...

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Reader Questions - Is Our HOA Now a Free Speech Zone? May 14, 2018

Dear Kelly,

Thank you for your always insightful columns. I have a question regarding the new state law supporting use of common facilities for political activities, and...

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Reader Questions - Is Our Manager Licensed? May 07, 2018

Dear Kelly,

I recently purchased a condominium, and have discovered many improprieties with my HOA. I complained to the Attorney General who told me they can’t do...

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More Bills of Interest to Help (or Harm?) HOAs in 2018 Apr 30, 2018

Last week’s column discussed SB 1265, a terrible bill for HOAs. There are several other bills which, if passed, would make major and minor changes to HOAs in 2019,...

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Potentially Disastrous Bill Pending in Sacramento [SB 1265] Apr 23, 2018

The California Legislature continues to try to “fix” California common interest developments, yet elected representatives still do not understand the dynamic of...

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Reader Questions - Can We Limit Rentals? Apr 16, 2018

Hello Kelly,

We are talking about limiting the number of rentals in our HOA complex. I believe we currently have about 1/3 rentals. Do you know if there is a way we can...

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Reader Questions - Can We Control Short Term Rentals? Apr 09, 2018

Dear Kelly,

My HOA is facing a perplexing issue – internet-based short-term rentals. I understand it is becoming more common. As we revise our CC&R’s, in...

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Bad News for Beachfront HOAs Regarding Vacation Rentals Apr 02, 2018

While short term rentals present an opportunity for members to make a profit on their home when not in use, such rentals also present many potential problems for both the...

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Playgrounds: Exercise or Peril? Mar 26, 2018

A lawsuit concluded in Las Vegas involving the Lamplight Village Homeowners Association in February 2018. A 15 year old boy in 2013 sat on a swing to send a text message....

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Your Meetings Are Raucous? YOU Might Be the Problem Mar 19, 2018

Board meetings should be efficient and business-like events, but can unfortunately often be tumultuous and disorganized. Ineffective meetings frustrate directors, managers,...

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