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Does an Owner in an HOA Have a Right to Send or Bring a Lawyer to an HOA Meeting or Hearing?

Does an owner in an HOA have a right to send or bring a lawyer to an HOA meeting or hearing? I don’t usually address the same topic on both blogs, but this is of interest to boards and to

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Postponing HOA and Condo Board Meetings, What Happens Next?

Here is the concern raised by a reader about the postponing of a board meeting: “I have been searching for an answer to this but haven’t found anything in the various blogs and HOA websites and nothing is in our

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MAIL MEETINGS IN HOAS – A NO NO – EXCEPT FOR ….

This is about the 3rd or 4th post on this topic this year – but opinions keep changing. I find that constant reminding is the only thing likely to get through to people who need to know… And I also find

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What Are the New Rules for HOA and Condo Emergency Meetings?

 There are a number of new requirements for HOA boards in 2012. The lawmakers have tightened up on meetings in an attempt to dictate more transparency. Some boards are doing a lot of business in secret. Some boards make no

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More on Meetings Under the New Law for HOAs and Condos in CA

Here is some more info on holding proper board meetings after the new laws in California took effect 1/1/2012: Teleconference meetings: Board meetings can be held by teleconference so long as all board members can hear each other and discuss and

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EMAIL “MEETINGS” – MORE ON THE TOPIC

California legislators recently approved a new law that puts an end to email meetings – except in dealing with issues that deserve emergency attention, and then there are some parameters. So – since the new law came into effect, different

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Minutes of HOA and Condo Board Meetings – What Should Be In Them?

I get a lot of questions about minutes. Some people think they should contain more information, and some people claim less information should be in them. Here is a question about specifics: “When I reviewed the minutes from recent board meetings there

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Are Managers’ Reports Open to Inspection by Members?

I get all kinds of questions from readers. They are usually preceded by appreciative words. I appreciate the feedback. Here is an email from a reader about management reports, wondering if they are subject to owner inspection: “Fan of your

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How Many Board Members Does It Take To Pass a ……?

Boards have considerable power in HOAS. They are elected officials. They are not always 100% in agreement, but perhaps a more pervasive and common problem is that not all of the board members are even interested in what is going

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Holding HOA Meetings On Time is Important

A reader recently wrote in and asked about what happens when the HOA meetings schedule gets all off kilter. Here is his email message: “Thank you for allowing me to subscribe to your newsletter. I am enjoying reading the articles.

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