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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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Outdated Election Rules; Candidate Statements Apr 22, 2024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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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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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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Is My Dog Allowed? Feb 16, 2024

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

Dear Mr. Richardson: I am hoping you could help me with my HOA that’s trying to remove my daughter...

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Do Our Balconies Require Inspection? Feb 05, 2024

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

Kelly, I am on the board for our HOA, which is comprised of single family residences. Does the new balcony law...

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Assessment Increases - What If I Canā€™t Pay? Jan 28, 2024

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

Dear Kelly: Can HOAs increase the 20% for monthly dues plus add a 5% special assessment at the same time? P.M.,...

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Are Unexplained Assessment Increases and Vague Agendas OK? Jan 08, 2024

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

Hi Kelly, we just received a notice two days ago that our HOA assessments will increase 10%. The new increase takes...

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Who Insures What in the Planned Development? Dec 18, 2023

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

Kelly: Can a Planned Unit Development purchase "Bare Walls" fire insurance for residences since the HOA does not own...

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HOA Elections and Board Shenanigans Dec 04, 2023

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

Question: Our HOA board did not notify the membership that there were no nominations, then they secretly...

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