Should Attorneys be allowed to come to HOA Board Meetings?

I think there is a place for HOA lawyers and it is not at board meetings where volunteer directors can be intimidated by rants and legalese they don’t understand, unless of course the Board approves of the attendance. By the

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Guess What, Owners Do Things in HOAs Just Because Nothing Says You Can’t.

I’ve had a bunch of consultations with owners lately and they revolve around something the owners did that the Board did not like. The owners are now under close scrutiny and in some cases have been subject to fines, confrontations

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Hoarders IN HOAs. Where Do You Start?

I have had a number of HOAs and also individuals recently that complain of concerns about residents that may be hoarders. They want to know what to  do. There are not any easy answers and I hope to do a

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May an HOA Manager Break A Tie on the HOA Board? Or Give Legal Advice?

Here is one more blog today. Trying to make up for lost time (it goes by so fast, doesn’t it?)   Question from reader: “You are probably very busy – I will try to be brief. I am on a

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What About Advantages for HOA Developers and Commercial Owners and Who Can Serve on the HOA Board?

In these bullet point blogs of the day, here is another one. Question posed to me: “Many condos have commercial units whose ownership is retained by the developer. Years ago, the developer turned over the property to the HOA. Are

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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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