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ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED?

ANNUAL MEETING IN AN HOA – IS ONE REQUIRED? A manager recently said to me: “I was under the impression the term “annual meeting” was obsolete now due to the CA election rules and that the meetings are held to

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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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The Wittenberg Decision, It’s Here To Stay – HOA Elections at Risk

Jeesh, another identical subject blog topic – if you read the condolawguru.com blog before this one. I have to apologize, but also have to say once again that since this subject is another very big issue near and dear to owners and for HOA boards

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Recall (Removal of) Board Members – by the Board

This year at the annual ECHO seminar in June I am speaking on the topic of recall: what to do when served with a petition, how the process works, what the pitfalls are, how it can be used to boost

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How Do You Prevent A Petition for Recall?

I have seen a lot of recall petitions – here are some of the things I see that lead to a recall effort: Lack of transparency in operations and finances Egotistical attitude of board Inconsistent or apathetic enforcement of the rules

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Good Standing in HOA or Condo Association – Help!

Owners and Board Members often have questions about “Good Standing” and what it means in the context of an HOA or Condo. I have done other blogs on this topic as well as an E-Newsletter, and these are available to

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Disclosing Election Results in an HOA or Condo Association

Boards are supposed to notify owners of election results. Actually it is the Inspectors job to announce them to the members at the end of the counting meeting. Of course, all kinds of things can happen the date of the

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Rental Limitations – the Clock is Running

New legislation was signed into law that radically changes the impact of rental limitations approved and recorded in California on or after January 1, 2012. No owner will be subject to any of the limitations unless they actually consent to them or purchase

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Should HOA Boards Add Write-In Spaces on the Ballot?

Owners often write in about elections and some have questions about write in blanks on the ballot. Are they required? Are they allowed, not allowed? Civil Code Section says: “(j) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the rules adopted pursuant

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