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Is THIS OK Under Fair Housing Laws? Jul 06, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

 

Kelly: The board recently voted to change the parking rules in our community handicapped stalls within the...

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Called to A Disciplinary Hearing ā€“ What Do I Do? Jul 01, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL, HOA Homefront

A notice of a disciplinary hearing is not great news, but that is how associations compel owners to be good neighbors. How...

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Why Canā€™t We Speak In the Meeting? Jun 24, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront 

Question: We have a dispute with our HOA board and tried to inform those present during open meeting time and were...

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14 Things I Wish All HOA Attorneys Knew Jun 16, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront 

[Last of a 5-part series]

  1.  Being an HOA attorney is not simply a job. Being trusted to guide communities is an...
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Thirteen Things I Wish All HOA Service Providers Knew Jun 09, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront Article 

[part 4 of a 5-part series]

  1.  The client is the HOA corporation, not the President or any individual...
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Seventeen Things I Wish All HOA Managers Knew Jun 02, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

[Part 3 of a 5-part series]

  1.  Managers are the HOA’s most important service providers. HOAs don’t...
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Eighteen Things I Wish All HOA Members Knew May 27, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

  1.  HOA living involves a tradeoff of independence in exchange for the benefits the HOA provides. Someone...
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Thirteen Things I Wish All HOA Directors Knew May 19, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

[Readers: Five consecutive installments will address boards, homeowners, managers, vendors, and HOA lawyers.]

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Did They Change Our Rules Properly? May 13, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

Question: If the board decides to change any rules shouldn't those rule changes be placed on the open general...

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Is It Our Manager Or Is It Us? May 06, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

Many associations struggle with a poor manager relationship, resulting in frustration for both sides.  However,...

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Board Member Officers: Who Does What? Apr 29, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

Kelly: I am a sitting board member for our HOA and we are coming up next week with our annual board election and a...

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Outdated Election Rules; Candidate Statements Apr 22, 2024

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL, HOA Homefront Column

Dear Mr. Richardson,

Our HOA ballot package for the board election included 3 candidate statements that endorsed...

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