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Short Term Rentals in HOAs in the News. What’s Up?

Have you been reading the headlines on short term rentals? Lawmakers want short-term rentals to pay transient occupancy tax. Homeowners who use Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway may face new regulations in L.A. Ojai temporarily bans vacation rentals operating without a

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Insidious Noise Issues in Your Condo – What Can Be Done?

Hey, I’ve been out for awhile, held back in January by a nasty health issue, but I’m back. The below blog is one that is on such an important subject that it is being posted on both blogs, this one

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LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY?

HOORAY – I am able to get back into this blog!! So let’s tackle an important subject. LEASE LIMITATION AMENDMENTS – WHO’s GRANDFATHERED ANYWAY? Let’s get it straight for the many people out there who have sent emails asking about

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Children vs. Mature Adults – What Do You Do When They Clash in the Streets!

Board, have any of you this problem on your plate – a “mature” owner comes to you and complaints about children playing in the street in your HOA? And/or the parents come to you because the neighbor is complaining about

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BLANKET HOA RECORDING FOR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

This is a long post. It is excerpted from the currently updated Primer – Assessments A-2 – What Happens in an HOA Foreclosure Situation, which is all about foreclosures in HOAs. If you are interested as an HOA in getting

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Cats, Cats Everywhere in the HOA, and No Funny Cats Videos To Show For It

Because of U-tube, cats have been elevated to a position of considerable attention. When my grandkids visit they always have a new funny cat video they want me to watch, and those things are as long as a TV show!

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What If An Owner in an HOA Cannot Prove They Are An Owner?

Here is a recent unusual but pertinent scenario about establishing ownership that a reader posed: “I am an owner and board member of a small, 18-unit condominium association. In your publications, have you ever addressed the issue of the documentation

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What Does an HOA Board Do When Architectural Control is Out of Control?

The following is not an uncommon problem: [Email from reader] “Recently an owner came to the homeowner forum at the board meeting and asked if the Board should be enforcing the architectural restrictions. She said it seems like nothing is

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Do You Have to Send Out Full Packets of Restated Documents When Voting on the Project in an HOA?

Many more association board members are apparently opting on the side of saving trees (or postage) and asking the question “Under the California elections law, when voting on restatement projects, may the Board send out the ballots by mail and

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VOTING ON RESTATEMENT OF HOA DOCUMENTS – DO YOU HAVE TO SEND THE DOCUMENTS?

I amend and restate a lot of documents. I have recently had boards ask me if they can send the documents out via email or make them available to members without having to send out the whole set of documents

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