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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Outdated Election Rules; Candidate Statements Apr 22, 2024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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Election By Acclamation Apr 15, 2024

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

Hello Kelly, I came across an article in which you answered a question about election by acclamation. There is a lot...

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Why They Won’t Volunteer Apr 05, 2024

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

Filling open HOA board seats is a vexing and discouraging problem for some associations. However, there may be...

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Wrong Statements About “Toxic Mold” Panicking Residents [Part 2] Mar 29, 2024

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

Misleading and self-serving statements by the “toxic mold” industry continue to grab attention. This...

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Wrong Statements About “Toxic Mold” Panicking Residents [Part 1] Mar 22, 2024

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

In 2000, a new panic swept the country - “toxic mold.” Twenty-four years of lawsuits and untold billions...

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Must Our Manager Attend The Board Meeting? Mar 17, 2024

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

Dear Kelly: Is it legal for the board of a community to host a meeting without including representation from the...

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Is My HOA Supposed to Notify Us In Advance? Mar 10, 2024

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

Dear Kelly: My question is whether it is legal to raise one's HOA fees without a prior notification of proposed...

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Our HOA Has No Board Mar 02, 2024

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

Dear Kelly, I have been a member of a small condo for over two years. There are no board members and the HOA doesn't...

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