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Getting Board Meetings In Order Mar 26, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Unruly board meetings may be the most discouraging part of HOA living.  Mature homeowners avoid such meetings, managers fear such...

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Can One Person Destroy Our Meetings? Mar 19, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: Is there a way to limit comments/attendance at monthly board meetings?  We have a member who is constantly making harassing...

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Nine Myths Regarding Member Discipline Mar 12, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

One unpleasant but necessary aspect of board service is the imposing of discipline in response to unneighborly behavior by members. Here...

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President Imposes Additional Discipline. Can President Scream? Mar 05, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: I had a hearing regarding a rules violation. I thought it was unfair and asked for an internal dispute resolution...

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Reader Questions- HOAs Have Election Questions Feb 26, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL


Good afternoon Kelly. No one on our HOA board has been elected and they all remain on by default year after year. We never meet quorum. I...

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The Misunderstood “Exclusive Use Common Area” Feb 20, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. 

The typical condominium project consists of three categories of property – the “separate interest” (normally called the...

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Reader Questions – HOAs Still Refusing to Meet in Person Feb 12, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hi Kelly: It seems our HOA is hiding behind an over-used Covid excuse to hold their meetings virtually. Is there currently a requirement...

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Reader Questions – Delinquent, Special, and Emergency Assessments Feb 06, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Question: Is an HOA allowed to announce the names of owners who have not paid their dues? K.G., Inglewood

Dear K.G.: I generally recommend...

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Reader Questions – Can We Elect Directors by Acclamation? Jan 30, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL 

Dear Kelly: Our HOA has board elections coming up soon.  We have two vacancies, and two candidates who have formally applied to...

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New Year’s Resolutions of HOA Service Providers Jan 23, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[This is the fourth and final installment of this series, which previously addressed directors, homeowners, and managers]

As the...

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HOA Managers’ New Year’s Resolutions Jan 16, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[After previous columns proposing resolutions for directors and HOA members, here are ideas for managers. Next week - service providers]

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New Year Resolutions for HOA Members Jan 09, 2023

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

[Second article in a four-part series, with possible resolutions for the HOA owner.  Next week’s installment will suggest ideas...

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