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ARE REALTORS HELD TO THE SAME DISCLOSURE STANDARD AS CID MANAGERS IN CALIFORNIA?

Forgive me, I have been traveling, … a lot. National parks road tripping with my kids and grandkids. It’s the best! Anyway, in an effort to be of value – here is a blog on manager disclosures. Here is a

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Are You Thinking About Self-Management For Your HOA?

Small associations have a tough time. The common belief of the owners is that they cannot afford management. So, some of the owners step up sometimes, and serve on the board, and come to a collective decision that they can

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Managers – Don’t Pretend to Be Attorneys!

Here is a recent complaint from an owner in homeowner association about a manager (not completely unheard of, ha ha): “Our manager thinks she knows everything. At the meetings she runs the board, not the other way around. Whose [sic] supposed to

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Conflict of Interest in HOA – Director Also Serving as Property Manager for Some Owners

“Is it considered a conflict of interest if a Board Director is the property manager for several units in the association???” This is a question that came through on email today. Here is the answer: It may seem like a

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Who Verifies Contractor’s Insurance for Condo/HOA?

Here is a question that seems it should have a simple answer: “Who is responsible in verifying contractor’s insurance before they start working on a project? Is it the property management company or the board of directors of the HOA?

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May Owners See Management Reports Prepared for the Board?

The blog below is a reprint from 2007 – the question has come up again as to whether owners are entitled to inspect the manager reports given to Directors at or before Board meetings. I get all kinds of questions

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HOA Boards – Do You Read and Understand What You’re Signing?

QUESTION: “Our HOA has a landscaping contract that has been “auto renewed” for the past 10 years. Can they do that?” This question is important enough for both blogs so I am doing it on both of my blogs and

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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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Can an HOA Manager Be Sued? And What About Authority?

Here is a question from a reader about management and the proper role: “I have a question about delegation of authority to managers in HOAs. Our HOA never gets legal advice but delegates all/most matters to the manager. For example,

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