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  • Make Your HOA Amendments and Restated Documents Legal! May 23, 2017
    What Does It Take To Make Amendments And Restated Documents Legal? I just did a post that discussed “Adding and Enforcing Restrictions on HOA Properties” which went into detail about what HOAs can do about amending and restating documents, and I did an E-newsletter on the topic back in March (see the E-news archives at […]
  • Changing HOA Documents, Adding Restrictions-What Can You Legally Do? May 23, 2017
    Adding and Enforcing Restrictions on HOA Properties The question started out simple, as usual, but expanded, gave me more opportunity to provide some help in the question of adding and enforcing restrictions in an HOA. Here is the original question posed to me: “Our HOA is a voluntary neighborhood association in Los Angeles and has […]
  • HOA and CONDO Rules – How To Use Rules To Create Harmony May 22, 2017
    Rules and rules enforcement is a mystery to many HOAs. Many problems arise, and neither the Board nor owners know what to do when the disturbances continue, illegal parking, noise, junk in the yard, disregard for the neighbors, tenant problems, etc. Here is a query I recently received from a manager of many condo associations […]
  • HOA DIRECTORS IN CALIFORNIA – WATCH OUT! READ THIS. May 21, 2017
    Rogue Directors – Beware – HOA Director Liability -What is Happening in California? Here’s the general question of importance in this blog: Are California HOA Board Directors protected in California for their actions on the Board? Does the “business judgment rule” still apply? This is definitely a hot topic in our state. One of my […]
  • Resources to Offset Stress in HOA and Other Situations May 12, 2017
    Sorry I have not posted a blog for awhile. If you follow my blogs, you might wonder what happened to me the past 4 months. There has been a silence. I haven’t blogged for a reason. I have been able to work, to help clients, to function, and to write, but the bulk of my […]

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HOA SALES TRANSACTIONS CAN BE PRECARIOUS-THERE ARE MANY “SHARKS” IN THE WATER

HOA sales transactions can be precarious when the parties that are doing the talking do not know what they’re talking

Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

  October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October,

Good Tips on setting HOA Budgets-It’s That Time of Year!

Good Tips on setting HOA Budgets-It’s  That Time of Year! Boards, you need to be thinking about these things!! Below

QUICK ADVICE TO HOA PEOPLE ON “LISTENING”

This is a very short post. I harp all the time on the importance of active listening and learning people

WATCH YOURSELF AND KEEP YOUR “HANDS” INSIDE THE BUS IN SALE OF PROPERTY IN AN HOA

WATCH YOURSELF AND KEEP YOUR “HANDS” INSIDE THE BUS IN SALE OF PROPERTY IN AN HOA Since the last blog

Is Having a Realtor on the HOA Board a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Is Having a Realtor on the HOA Board a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Here is an email I

HOA Director Conflict of Interest – How Might it Work Against a Director?

My last E-newsletter sent out just couple weeks ago was about Director Conflicts of Interest. I got some very positive

Are Non Resident Directors Bad For The HOA?

Are Non Resident Directors Bad For The HOA? I would say that taking a stand one way or the other

HOA BOARDS, DON’T WATCH YOUR ELECTIONS UNRAVEL! GET ELECTION RULES!!

A reader sent me this email last week: “I requested a copy of election operating rules from HOA. [The Board]

Better watch out if you are a Board Member in your HOA Making All the Decisions

Better watch out if you are a Board Member in your HOA Making All the Decisions. The courts of California

UNSIGNED BYLAWS AND OTHER DOCS IN AN HOA – ARE THEY VALID?

Should a Board Rely on Unsigned Documents? Sign Them? Toss Them?   A reader recently wrote to me and she

EXCLUSIVE USE COMMON AREA MAINTENANCE – USE K.I.S.S.

For the latest E-News on Exclusive Use Common Area and how to avoid problems in your HOA relating to who

Does the Right in an HOA to Meet in Executive Session include Interviewing Board Candidates?

Here is a question I received about “interviewing” candidates for the board. This is a new one. “Can a HOA

Another Good Reason to Have Worker’s Compensation Coverage- Death on the Job?

Another Good Reason to Have Worker’s Compensation Coverage- Death on the Job? Hope I don’t get a reputation for pushing