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NO ONE WILL WAKE UP –WE NEED NEW ROOFS IN OUR CONDO ASSOCIATION!

I receive a lot of emails from owners and board members who are concerned about deferred maintenance. Here is a recent email. “I am wondering what I as president can do to make our members, in particular the board members

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Contractor Bids in HOAs and Condos

Here is a common question that owners and even board members have, sent in by a reader: “Are there any requirements for a  contractor proposal process? – Dos and Don’ts. Can an HOA review proposals and after the reviewaccept another

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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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Must One Use Licensed Contractors in HOAs and Condos?

Here is a question about licensed contractors: “I have been told of a new law that prohibits HOA & condo associations from hiring non-licensed construction help ( I refuse to use the term ‘Contractor’ when referring to non-licensed people). Can

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Need Help From Condo & HOA Insurance & Flooring Vendors!

Hey, it’s my turn to ask some questions. Maybe there are some HOA or Condo vendors out there with the answers: INSURANCE GURUS? – Someone wrote in – they bought a unit in a 4 unit condo building at foreclosure.

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Special Assessments for Repairs and Maintenance in HOA or Condo

Here is a question I recently received from a reader: “In a condo situation are repairs and replacement legally the same enabling a Board to special assess without owner vote? Is 1 a cap. improvement and the other not? Thank

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Flooring Disaster Waiting to Happen in HOA

Noisy floors ruin the lives of lots of people, whether they live upstairs or downstairs. Here is a recent email (I get them all the time-same subject, different description): “We just received a letter from our HOA. They are proposing

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Artificial Grass for HOAs and Condos – Which Side Are You On?

California Assembly Bill 1793 would prevent HOAs and Condos from prohibiting artificial grass products in landscape plans. The bill is aimed at reducing irrigation water consumption by homeowners in homeowners associations. It targets HOAs. There are some very nice products

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HOA Defect Fix Forces Owner Out of Condo-Is There Help For That?

Your HOA or Condo association just settled a big lawsuit – or not – but in any event, you as an owner are forced to relocate – who should pay for the expense? Here is the question from a reader,

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