Articles

Reader Questions - Recalling Directors Jan 04, 2016

Dear Kelly,

I am a new director on (our HOA) board. Some of the new directors are very concerned about the condition of our association and possible malfeasance being...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Committees Dec 28, 2015

Mr. Richardson,

I am the treasurer of a committee, which is the bank for funds raised by our various clubs and organizations. We use those funds to pay for projects. This...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - President Issuing Rules, Non-Owner President Dec 21, 2015

Dear Kelly,

Hi, I can’t begin to tell you how many of us faithfully read your weekly column in the newspaper.

My question is this – Our association...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Directors: As Chairs and Landlords and Holding Multiple Offices Dec 14, 2015

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA directors regularly nominate themselves as chairs of respective committees within the community. Needless to say, pet projects of individual...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Sex Offender in Association Dec 07, 2015

Hi Kelly,

I first want to say I enjoy and appreciate reading your responses and advise on association issues.

I recently found out that the “manager” of the...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Committee Meetings, Rental Restrictions Nov 30, 2015

Hello Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA board is composed of 5 members, and is updating the CC&Rs and bylaws. The board created a committee composed of 3 board members who have...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Proxies Nov 23, 2015

Mr. Richardson,

I have been under the impression that a change to the laws in California no longer allowed proxies for elections. We almost never get a quorum on the first...

Continue Reading...
How Washington D.C. Affects California HOAs? Nov 16, 2015

While normally one thinks of Sacramento as the source of homeowner association law, Washington D.C. is increasingly becoming involved. Three pending bills in Congress will,...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Manager Disclosures, Changing Presidents Nov 09, 2015

Dear Kelly,

What penalty, if any, is imposed on a management company which does not disclose to the boards of their clients whether or not their manager is certified? I...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - Collecting After Foreclosure, E-mail Notices Nov 02, 2015
 

Mr. Richardson,

If a member is delinquent on their monthly assessment and goes through foreclosure and the bank takes over the home does the bank pay the...

Continue Reading...
New Law Protects Clotheslines Oct 26, 2015

Given the short time they serve (due to term limits), legislators rarely can address complex issues, and that includes homeowner association law. Except for the California...

Continue Reading...
Reader Questions - CC&R Changes: Saving for Legal Expense, Lenders Voting? Oct 19, 2015

Kelly,

Can an association have a line item on the reserve study called “Updating Governing Documents”? Governing documents are recommended to be reviewed and...

Continue Reading...