Should We Wait to Amend Our Governing Documents Until the “New” Davis Stirling Act is In Place?

I get questions on this several times a week. There is lots in the press and communications going out that notifies homeowner associations that there is a new body of law that has been signed into place regarding THE DAVIS

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I Thought The HOA / Condo Association’s Insurance Would Protect Me!

I feel compelled to sit down today before I start work and send out a warning. This urge was triggered by a telephone call from a woman whose unit was recently subjected to a deluge from a burst pipe in

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A Shortage of Parking is a Common Issue in California HOAs and Condos.

A shortage of parking is a common issue in California HOAs and condos. In many cities and planning departments planners require 2 spaces or fewer per unit or home, especially in zero lot line communities. Since Californians love their cars,

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Reversing an HOA or Condo Board Vote – Possible? What Does Abstaining Mean?

One reader asks this question: “Is there a way to reverse a board vote? At the last meeting a BOD made a motion, it was seconded, three voted yes, three abstained and one board member didn’t vote. Do the abstaining

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HOA or Condo Board Member In Control? Or Out of Control?

How does it happen that a board member is able to control important decisions in an HOA or Condo Association or act alone? I have to think it is because the rest of the board is asleep, weak, lazy, too

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Is It Okay for an HOA or Condo Board Member to Vote in Absentia?

Here is a common scenario leading to a common question that was recently posed to me through my website: “I am on the Board of ________________Homeowners Association. I have a question for you. We have an important meeting meeting coming up

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In 2014 the Davis Stirling Act will move to a new location. Although it is being rewritten the California Law Revision Commission (who wrote the bill) has sold it to the legislature as a product of a sincere attempt to

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A Major HOA and Condo Law Learning Opportunity in a Beautiful Location!

What an opportunity awaits. The Community Associations Institute – California Legislative Action Committee Annual Legal Forum. You can count on excellent speakers and a great learning environment. Last year’s conference on the Queen Mary was spectacular! I will be here,

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