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Can Owners By Petition Call Special Meetings in an HOA?

Here is a question that just keeps coming up, from readers, and from boards. What does it mean when 5% of the members of an HOA petition the board to call a meeting? Many California HOA documents have a provision

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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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Should We Ask the Owner to Evict a Tenant Who Has Caused A Lot of Problems?

I got an email from an association where there is a tenant residing that is causing all kinds of problems. The police have been called out several times regarding disturbances of discharge of firearms, screaming, shouting, fighting, and late partying.

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New Year’s Resolution – Be More Professional in Your HOA

Managers, attorneys, accountants, I’m telling you this – vendors and professionals that are providing services to an association are not personal advisers to any individual board member! And actions that give the perception of favoritism, even if it’s not real, can be

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CHANGE YOUR ACTIONS IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE OUTCOME

Have you ever heard the saying that as long as you continue to do things the same way, you can’t expect a different outcome. So if your way is not working, why not look for a new way to approach

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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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Do HOA or Condo Board Members Get Special Treatment?

Here is a question from an inquiring owner: “One member of the community had a Lien filed aganist him for non payment of $1100.00 +- of HOA fees abut the president of the Board had $1600.+_outstanding non payment at the

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What’s An Owner To Do When A Board Lies?

Many owners want to know what their options are when the board is “less than above board.” Here is a question from a reader that really believes the HOA Board is doing something slimey! “Can you tell me what a

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My Condo Association Did Not Get FHA Approval – Can I sue them?

Question – can we sue an association that does not have FHA Approval. The answer: anyone can sue anyone for anything and whether there is any chance of success depends on whether the party being sued had a duty, breached

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Use of Pool by the “Untrained” – Should It Be Prohibited?

Here is a question about use of the pool. Take note, summer is coming (or is it already here?). “The HOA is denying access to the pool for any “persons” who are not toilet trained. they took down the “no

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