Solar for Condos and HOAs

Lots of people want to “Go Green” and some to more extremes than others. Even in these tough economic times and given the up front investment, some associations are looking seriously at options for adding solar and other “green” options

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Are Board Members Entitled to See HOA Records?

Here is an email from a board member: “I find myself in a delicate situation, having served on our Assocaition’s board for more than twenty some years during my tenure as Association President. Last year, term ending in June 2010,

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City Smoking Ordinances – Do They Apply to HOAs?

Smoking ordinances are in the news a lot as more and more cities in California are passing strict smoking ordinances. More and more associations are asking about passing rules and looking at CC&R amendments to limit or prohibit smoking in

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Roof Decks in HOAs and Condos, Who Maintains, Who Pays, What is A Reasonable Allocation?

The cost for maintenance,repair and replacement of roof decks can be staggering. So, the question often arises as to whether the allocation being charged to owners is fair. Here is a question I received from a reader: “Our board wants

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HOA Defect Fix Forces Owner Out of Condo-Is There Help For That?

Your HOA or Condo association just settled a big lawsuit – or not – but in any event, you as an owner are forced to relocate – who should pay for the expense? Here is the question from a reader,

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Bull Horns Have Their Place, But in the HOA or Condo?

I just did a blog on the other blogsite called “Thinking of Retaliating in Your HOA or Condo?” Here is the link to the blog at Condolawguru.com. The story was about an incident that occurred in Iowa, and involved a

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