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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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Reader Questions - Do Off-Site Owners Have Rights? Mar 12, 2018

Hi Kelly,

I live part-time outside the USA. I asked my (self-managed) HOA to send all available notices and disclosures to my secondary address, which I designated as my...

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Reader Questions - A Dead HOA? Mar 05, 2018

Dear Mr. Richardson,

I discovered that our small HOA has been in suspended status for the past 30 years. It is operated as a quasi HOA but in reality is more of a...

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Reader Questions - Are The CC&Rs Stale? Feb 26, 2018

Hi Mr. Richardson,

How often should CC&Rs be changed, amended or restated? Our current one was prepared by the developer in 1979. How much does it usually cost to...

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Reader Questions - $800 for Copies? Feb 19, 2018

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Recently I put a condo into escrow. The management company charges $750 for supplying current financial reports, CC&Rs, rules and regulations,...

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El Presidente Is Not El Jefe Feb 12, 2018

The office of HOA president is often misunderstood, and very serious disfunction for associations and their boards, as well as heartburn for the president, can be the...

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Reader Questions - Show Us the Money (Records)! Feb 05, 2018

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Thank you for writing for [our paper]. I find the questions and your answers very informative and useful. Can an owner within a HOA request in writing...

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Reader Questions - Why Canā€™t They Observe? Jan 29, 2018

Mr. Richardson,

I am a new board member. The present board does almost everything in executive session. Then the president makes short announcements at the open board...

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