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  • Adults Commandeering The Pool in the HOA November 1, 2017
    Adults Commandeering The Pool Here is a question regarding use of the pool, although it is quite late in the season. Maybe it will be helpful next year: “We have a common area pool that has a volleyball net permanently installed in the shallow end by a previous BOD years ago. Every warm weekend, the […]
  • Why Won’t Our HOA Disclose a Job Description for an Employee? November 1, 2017
    Why Won’t Our HOA Disclose a Job Description for an Employee? Here is a note from a frustrated owner: “Our current BOD refuses to provide us with simple info requests like “What duties do our employee janitors perform and how often.” In reading Calif Corporate Code, it seems like only financial records etc.info has to […]
  • Who Knew? No Drinking Allowed on Private Property Common Area in an HOA. November 1, 2017
    Who Knew? No Drinking Allowed on Private Property Common Area in an HOA.  I have a new client in Long Beach. They were telling me they could call the police if someone was out in the common area drinking. I was having trouble grasping that, unless the person was drunk or causing a disturbance. So […]
  • Vagrants, Loiterers and Losers in an HOA October 13, 2017
    Do you have any of these in your HOA? Vagrants, loiterers, losers, people who just hang around some resident and seem to have nothing useful to do? If you want to know how to deal with these sorts of problems, check out the E-News Archives at californiacondoguru.com for the latest E-newsletter. This is a topic […]
  • Should HOAs Evict? Or Amend Documents to Add Eviction Rights? October 13, 2017
    There are attorneys who recommend that boards add eviction rights in the CC&Rs by Amendment.  The problem I see is that if the Board has authority to evict a tenant, the owner of the unit is more likely to rely heavily on the board to resolve any problems with the tenants than to do it […]

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