Articles

Reader Questions – Our Manager is Controlling Us, and What is “Four Days’” Notice Dec 06, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hello Mr. Richardson,

I live in a relatively new development. Until a few months ago, the builder had control of the board.  We had...

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Reader Questions – They Aren’t Paying!!! Nov 28, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: A neighbor bought a condo and rents it out, but has not paid ANY HOA fees for over two years!  When she is contacted about the...

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Reader Questions – Are Board Meetings Properly Open? Nov 21, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Kelly: Our HOA continues to have meetings without posting a proper notice, no agenda. The directors receive an agenda, but the...

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Reader Questions – Who Contacts the Attorney? Nov 14, 2022

 By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Dear Mr. Richardson: Several years ago the board asked for an explanation regarding our Declaration. The board wanted to know its...

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‘Tis The Season – For Signs Nov 08, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: I am currently disagreeing with my HOA regarding political signs. I still have a small sign in my front yard. The HOA board...

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No Election, Only Paid Inspectors, and Acclamation Oct 31, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hello Kelly, our HOA had an election for 2 Board seats, there were 3 candidates. Not enough ballots were returned to make quorum. The...

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Reader Questions – Why Can’t We Attend Board Meetings? Oct 02, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Mr. Richardson: Meeting outside the regularly scheduled board meeting, the directors are meeting to review and accept the...

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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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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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Reader Questions on Solar Installations Jun 27, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

I live in a planned development, and was told we could not install solar because it would void our roof warranties. Can our management...

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Banning Solar Installations in Our HOA? Jun 13, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Hi Mr. Richardson: Can a HOA prevent us from placing solar panels on the roof of our townhome?  We are in an older condominium...

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Is there Double Jeopardy in HOAs, and Handling the Hateful? Jun 06, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

Kelly: If HOA failed to send letter to homeowner within fifteen days as required by Civil Code 5855, may they simply ignore that and hold...

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