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Special Assessments – What Can an HOA Board Do?

It may seem like a simple question, but to someone who doesn’t have cause to read the Davis Stirling every day, it is not so simple. Here is the question that triggered this blog: “We  (HOA) want to pass a special

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Lease Limitation Restrictions – How Do You Ever Go Backwards?

I receive a lot of inquiries and questions about how to go about getting a lease limitation approved, and whether it can solve all the rental problems an association is facing.   I have prepared a Lease Limitation Primer which

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Are You Watching the Bills in Sacramento This Year? You Should Be!

A bill to watch out for this year! SB 391, DeSaulnier, strategically called the “California Homes and Jobs Act of 2013” appears on it face and by its title and description to protect affordable housing. The purpose is to replace

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The Latest on AB 2273 – Get on Board and Support The Effort To Make Banks Accountable to HOAs!

Here is the latest blast from CLAC  – please get on board and send your letter today!! The letter can be found at www.caicalif.org!   Please help us maintain momentum and help our Assembly Bill 2273pass its next hurdle in

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The HOA Owners Are Screaming – Don’t Take Away My Trees (…or Bushes)

Boards, I get it – in one form or another, sometimes trees have to go. But know that removal or trees and bushes can be a very big emotional issue. It should not be taken lightly. Owners care!! I blogged

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AB 2273 – 2ND CALL TO ACTION – Support For the Financial Health of HOAs and Owners Who Live in Them.

THE BANKERS ARE FIGHTING AB 2273 See the post from last week about AB 2273. Remember that the bill addresses is the difficulty in finding out who owns a home in an HOA after a foreclosure sale. HOAs depend on

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Success on AB 2273 – The Bill that Will Require Notice To HOA of Owner After Lender Foreclosure

I wrote an earlier post seeking support for AB 2273, a bill sponsored by CLAC to assist homeowner associations in determining who the owner is of a property after a lender foreclosure sale. That is important to assist the HOAs

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FIDELITY BONDING IN CONDOs – WHAT IS ACTUALLY REQUIRED?

I guess it’s time to do a blog on fidelity bonds and the questions that commonly arise. I am getting signs from the Universe! I was at an ECHO luncheon the other day for the East Bay Resource Panel (which

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Does the HOA Budget Have to Be in Balance?

his may seem like a simple question with a simple answer. But it’s a fiscally charged question: “I am a homeowner is a very large POA. I would like to know if it is a law that the POA budget

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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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