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What is Your HOA’s Technology Score? Sep 19, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Technology continues to scream forward at an amazing pace – is your HOA keeping up and using technology for maximum benefit to your...

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Year End Planning – Is Your HOA Issuing Both Annual Disclosure Packets? Sep 12, 2022

One of the many improvements made by the Legislature in 2012 to the Davis-Stirling Act was to group a variety of required disclosures into two very important disclosure...

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Zooming in on Virtual Meetings Sep 05, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson:  During the Covid shutdown, the board used Zoom to hold meetings.  Now that we are able to have in-person...

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The HOA President is Leader (But Not the Boss) Aug 29, 2022

If the HOA president role is misunderstood, the result can be very serious board dysfunction, as well as stress and risk for the president.

First, it is critical to...

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More Problem Presidents: Part 2 Aug 22, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

Mr. Richardson: The president of our homeowner association decided she was overwhelmed with responsibilities and there was a need for a paid...

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Reader Questions Regarding Problem Presidents Aug 15, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

Hello Mr. Richardson, word has it that our association president has not paid association dues since the beginning of the pandemic. How can I...

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HOA Insolvent? A Board Changing Assessment Allocations Aug 07, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

Dear Kelly,

Our HOA has suspended reserve deposits, borrowed from reserves without disclosing to members the full borrowed amount or the...

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Rising HOA Insurance Rates and Broker Advice Aug 01, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq., CCAL

Hi Kelly: Thanks for all the great info on HOAs. Our community’s liability insurance policies are up for renewal soon. Some...

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Establish Standards for HOA Meetings With Meeting Rules Jul 25, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Along with the property’s overall condition, another positive initial impression upon new members can be board meetings which are...

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Reasonable Rules Aren’t Automatic Jul 18, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

One important board responsibility is to adopt and enforce community rules.  Developers provide CC&Rs and Bylaws (usually fairly...

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Does Your HOA Have All Five of the Required Rule Sets? Jul 11, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Operating rules are often called “house rules” or “rules and regulations” by associations in...

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The Rules On Rule Changes Jul 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Good community rules and regulations (“operating rules,” per Civil Code 4340) help set standards and encourage neighborly...

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