Can Anyone Bring in Homeowners Voting Packets to the Inspector?

Here is an email from someone who asks the question as to whether a board member can collect ballot packages from owners: “Hi Condo Guru, I am a current board member at a condo complex in _________, CA. We are

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May Board Members Accept Compensation in an HOA or Condo Association?

May directors receive compensation? Here is the question as posed to me: “I am a new Board member and I am having trouble with an interpretation that my Board President has provided us. It comes from an Attorney: The Bylaws

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Who is Responsible for Assessment Debt After HOA or Condo Foreclosure?

received an email asking a question about a former blog I did. Here it is – along with the clarification: “I recently read one of your blogs…and one thing wasn’t clear. Here is a copy of the Question and your

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Coping With the HOA Elections Laws

Elections can be tough for HOAs under the elections laws that were passed and became effective in 2006. Adjournment of meetings is one thing that has its challenges. Why? Because establishing quorum can be confusing. Here is an email about

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Must One Use Licensed Contractors in HOAs and Condos?

Here is a question about licensed contractors: “I have been told of a new law that prohibits HOA & condo associations from hiring non-licensed construction help ( I refuse to use the term ‘Contractor’ when referring to non-licensed people). Can

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Who Gets the Rights in an HOA or Condo When The Property is in A Trust?

Lots of associations are having problems collecting associations and also sorting out what rights may be exercised by whom when the HOA property or Condo is owned by a trust. The type of trust may have bearing but generally, the

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