Time For A Beat The Bully Campaign in your HOA?

  October 1 2016 OCTOBER has been designated National Bullying Prevention Month. Today happens to be the10th anniversary. Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities

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Is Having a Realtor on the HOA Board a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Is Having a Realtor on the HOA Board a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Here is an email I received. It relates to a concern about some language in proposed Amended and Updated Governing Documents. “Thank you for your

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HOA Director Conflict of Interest – How Might it Work Against a Director?

My last E-newsletter sent out just couple weeks ago was about Director Conflicts of Interest. I got some very positive responses to the E-newsletter, I will share a couple with you: ** “Beth, Very professional & to the point with

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Are Non Resident Directors Bad For The HOA?

Are Non Resident Directors Bad For The HOA? I would say that taking a stand one way or the other without reviewing the facts about their service record would be premature. Read on. Here is an email question I received

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Better watch out if you are a Board Member in your HOA Making All the Decisions

Better watch out if you are a Board Member in your HOA Making All the Decisions. The courts of California have rendered a decision at the appellate level (which makes the decision binding law) that allows a court to look

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Does the Right in an HOA to Meet in Executive Session include Interviewing Board Candidates?

Here is a question I received about “interviewing” candidates for the board. This is a new one. “Can a HOA Board meet in closed session to interview candidates for appointment to the Board under the “personnel” exception?   Does the term

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Guess What, Not Everyone Agrees with My Recent E-Newsletter on EQ Insurance!

Guess What, Not Everyone Agrees with My Recent E-Newsletter on EQ Insurance! Surprise, surprise. I have not got everybody convinced EQ insurance is a necessary evil. I recently did an E-newsletter cautioning boards of directors to do some research and

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MAY A DIRECTOR IN AN HOA INSPECT ALL RECORDS? INCLUDING EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES?

Directors, what you can see in records may be affected by what you want to do with the information. In light of my newly adopted in simpler processes to get information to my readers, I will provide a short answer

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Recording HOA Meetings; Paying HOA Directors – Better Think Twice

I am going to try something new because I get a lot of emails and wish to pass on as much information as I can. What I am trying out is more or less a bullet/quick form of responding without

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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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