What Do You Do When Your HOA is a Sinking Ship? To Bail or … to Bail.

It is time again to bring up some real problems that people coming to me for help are experiencing. I am doing a series of blogs on real life issues. First one, an owner or owners come to find out

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DO YOU NEED GOOD HOA LEGAL ADVICE? OR JUST A SYMPATHIZER?

You might wonder where I get the topics for my blog. Within the last couple of days, my writing stimulus has been tickled by a couple of emails and a couple of telephone calls. Every time I send out an

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From Me To You – HOA Clubhouse Agreement Terms

Happy Holidays From Me to You– As my gift to you, here are some important terms to include in a clubhouse agreement. It is something that I often send out in December, as a thanks to readers. These terms provide

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CLOTHESLINE WARS-Are They Over With the New California Law on Topic?

Clotheslines – Don’t Get in a Bind About Them – that was the title of the blog I did this past May. The gist of that blog was to explain what and why the issue of clotheslines is a big

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The Ultimate Small HOA Survival Guide is Finally Here!!

“A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi SMALL HOA SURVIVAL GUIDE – WITH CALIFORNIA EMPHASIS  I started working on this guide about 2 years ago

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Discrimination or Reverse Discrimination in an HOA-You Be the Judge!

A reader sent me a question, well actually a question-and-answer, which is very thought-provoking. I had to stop what I was doing today not only to think about it, but to write about it. What the reader sent me was

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BOARD FAVORITISM IN AN HOA – IS IT POSSIBLE?!

PLAYING FAVORITES   Unfortunately I come across situations in my practice where I see that a board is not setting a very good example. However, because of my experience I do not jump to judgment. I often only hear one

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WHAT IF THE BOARD DELEGATES TOO MUCH AUTHORITY TO MANAGEMENT?

WHAT IF THE BOARD DELEGATES TOO MUCH AUTHORITY TO MANAGEMENT? In the future I will likely be paring down to one blog so I am posting duplicate blogs on both sites for a while. Open to feedback as to which

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Should an Inspector in an HOA Election Give Out a List of Who Returned a Ballot?

This is a small blog (for me)  but with large implications. Thus, I am planning to follow it up with an E-newsletter for the July edition and provide a more thorough analysis of the duties as well as the authority

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GIVING PROXIES IN AN HOA OR CONDO – IS IT LEGAL?

It’s summer time, a time for some summertime blogs. A time for vacation, yay! So what kind of problems arise in a homeowners association because of vacations?   One question that comes up is whether a director or a member

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