Board Members, Beware – Don’t “Acquiesce” to Homeowner Improvements

It’s a big problem when a board member gives a nod to an owner who is installing, constructing or painting something a unit or dwelling on a Lot and the improvement or change requires architectural approval. In the Deane Gardenhome Assn.

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Commercial CIDs Exempt From Some Davis Stirling Requirements

Commercial and industrial common interest developments are not subject to all of the laws for the residential developments, whether they are condos or in a planned development. The statute that sets forth the exemptions is Civil Code Section 1373 and

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Should the Board Give Up on Keeping HOA Properties Maintained?

Yes, Virginia, it is more difficult today to get people to clean up their property than it used to be in California (and likely many other places as well). Here is the question triggering this blog: “I’m a member of the

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What Notice is Required for the Lease Limitation Restrictions

It is important to know that with the changes in the law that took place January 1 this year, there are new notice requirements. I was ahead of this curve by advising associations for the past several years to be

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Who Pays For The Defamation Lawsuit in an HOA?

I received a nice email response to the E-newsletter sent out last month about SLAPP suits thanking me for explaining how these actions worked. The person told me that their association board had just been asked by a board member

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