19/1/31 - How to Prepare for IDR, ADR, SMALL CLAIMS COURT and HOA HEARINGS
18/12/28 - HOA and Condo Dispute Resolution 101- Start The Conversation With A Simple Question
18/11/27 - HOA Boards and Managers - New Fiscal Responsibilities Have Been Added To California Law
18/11/13 - Noise, Nusiance and Problem Neighbors in a HOA - UGH!
18/10/20 - Two Important Questions!! Does Your HOA Carry Workers Compensation Insurance? Does it treat vendors as Independent Contractors Who Should Be Classified as Employees?
18/8/21 - HOA Property Insurance Coverage How to Reasonably Share Fire EQ Risk with HOA Insurance
18/8/01 - HOA Enforcement, IDR, ADR, Breaking the Code
18/7/03 - Summary of a Year of Hot Topics, Meetings, Solar, Discriminations, Elections, Balcony Repair Requirements, Use of Email, etc.
18/6/18 - HOA Elections Bill Bears Watching - SB 1265 Would Make Some Serious Changes
18/5/22 - What Should an HOA Board Do if Faced with a Harassment / Discrimination Complaint?
18/3/22 - Decks and Balcony Accidents Trigger Legislation in California
18/2/21 - New Law on Solar Installations Condos and Townhouses are Included What You Need to Know
18/1/30 - New Law on Conflicts of Interest, Managers and Boards, New Mechanics Liens Law, New Recordation fees
18/1/03 - Proposed Terms for Allowing Use of Common Area Space or Facilities for Events or Rallies!
17/12/27 - You Better Pay Attention to A New Law Pertaining to Use and Common Area Spaces For Meetings - All Kinds of Meetings!
17/12/19 - Challenges To HOA Elections - Owner Questions About HOA Elections
17/11/21 - Don't Let Elections, or Lack Thereof, Bring Your HOA Down
17/10/15 - Dealing With Unsavory People in the HOA
17/9/22 - Electric Vehicle Charging in Condominiums
17/7/31 - The Erosion of the Lamden Protections for Boards Continues
17/6/20 - Amending and Updating Government documents Part II
17/5/17 - Why Update Governing Documents
17/4/27 - Mitigation of Disputes - A New Way of Thinking
17/2/07 - War Or Peace - What's Really Important to You and Your HOA?
17/1/03 - Too Many Cars - Too Little Respect: Be Proactive in Enforcement of Parking Restrictions-or You May Be SorryÊ
16/12/20 - What do Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Solar Installations, and Satellite Dishes Have in Common in a Homeowners Association?
16/12/2 - Creating a Bulletproof Clubhouse Use RENTAL AGREEMENT (is it possible?)
16/11/2 - Do You Have to Deal with HOA Bullies? Time to Fight Back!
16/9/29 - HOA DIRECTORS - Don't Act Alone or You Might End Up On a Deserted Island
16/8/30 -Director Conflicts of Interest - When to Say NO, I CAN'T - or shan't - VOTE
16/8/2 -Exclusive Use Common Area Responsibility - Clarify Things Now or Fight Later
16/7/12 - Don't Whine, Don't Cry. Be an Adult and Let the Record Reflect That
16/5/17 - "Don't Just Say "NO" to Earth Quake Insurance. Why?"
16/4/30 - "Good HOA Maintenance Policies Can Head Off A Lot of Problems "
16/3/9 - "Bad Boards - Part II"
16/2/2 - "Bad Boards"
15/12/1 - "NEWSFLASH! You Don't Have to Wait For The LEGISLATORS To DICTATE POLICY
15/12/1 - "HOA Management - The Good, Bad & Ugly
15/11/10 - "If You Don't Stir the Pot Responsibly, Everyone Might Get Burned
15/10/6 - "The SMALL HOA SURVIVAL GUIDE" IS HERE! (Do You Believe It?)
15/9/15 - Do HOAS Really Have to SWALLOW FAKE GRASS?
15/8/19 - Pets - Do Renters Get the Same Rights as Owners?
15/7/7 - Short and Long Term Leases and Leasing Restrictions - Why Have Them?
15/5/20 - An Interesting Water Dichotomy for HOAs in California
15/4/29 - Trust Building and Keeping - Part II - Handling Difficult Meetings
15/4/7 - Trust Building and Keeping - Part I - Boards Have The Advantage (Believe it or not!)
15/3/18 - What's New This Year in Sales Disclosure Fees-Who Pays Them?
15/3/10 - What Do Hardwood Floors, Barking Dogs, And Wind Chimes Have In Common?
15/1/3 - Exclusive Use Common Area in an HOA - Part II - Clarifying Responsibility
14/12/16 - Exclusive Use Common Area in an HOA - Who is Responsible For It?
14/10/22 - What Drives People Crazy About the New HOA IDR Law?
14/9/28 - What Can We Do? Our HOA Court Has been Invaded by Children!
14/7/01 - Second-Hand and Pot Smoke Still Getting You Down? See what Readers have to Say
14/6/01 - Second-Hand and Pot Smoke Getting You Down?
14/5/15 - Don't Miss the OPPORTUNITY to be the CATALYST for - BENEFICIAL - CHANGE in YOUR HOA
14/4/15 - The Drought is Here to Stay - at Least for Now - What's Happening Now and in 2014?
14/4/8 - Now What? Even More STRESS on COLLECTIONS IN 2014?
14/3/12 - Common Area Transfers - What's New in 2014?
14/2/3 - The New Davis Stirling Act is Not So New Anymore-Now What?
14/1/28 - The Push-Pull of HOA Collections in 2014 after the Huntington Case
13/12/30 - My GIFT To YOU For A Better 2014! Focus on Your Passions
13/12/17 - The MINDSET of the BOARD Sets the TONE for the Entire HOA - It's Critical to the Success of the Organization
13/10/22 - "HOA Elections Rules - What Does The FRIARS VILLAGE CASE Tell Us About Qualifications to Serve?"
13/9/24 - "HOA Elections and EQUAL ACCESS - The WITTENBERG Decision "
13/9/04 - "Very Important - Transitioning Into the 2014 Davis Stirling Act Smoothly & Efficiently"
13/8/06 - "Dysfunction in HOAs - Fixing the Uncomfortable Chasm that Develops Between Boards and Owners - Part II"
13/7/02 - "Dysfunction Among Directors - The People Problem - Part I"
13/5/01 - "The New DS Act - Part V - Elections & Election Rules - Old & New"
13/3/25 - "The New DS Act - Part IV - Changes in Annual Disclosures"
13/3/21 - "Amending and Updating the Documents in This Transition Year"
13/3/19 - "New Construction Manager Licensing Law - Managers and Boards, Be Advised ..."
13/2/28 - "Reorganized Davis Stirling Act" Collections Policies - Part III
13/2/28 - "Reorganized Davis Stirling Act" Association & Owner Notice Requirements - Part II
13/2/21 - "Reorganized Davis Stirling Act" Introduction
13/2/12 - Water, Water Everywhere - Who Pays???
13/1/15 - Good Manager...Bad Manager
12/12/12 - What Does A Good Board Do? (...and What Can a Bad Board Learn?)
12/10/29 - The New... Improved ... Restated ... DAVIS STIRLING ACT - DOES IT DICTATE CHANGES IN DOCUMENT UPDATE PROCESSES?
12/10/9 - Neighbor-To-Neighbor Battles: How Do They Get Resolved?
12/9/10 - Homeowners' Bill of Rights
12/7/24 - HOA Meeting Topics: Tips,
Timing, Taping, and other Tidbits
12/7/3- SLAPP and ANTI-SLAPP in HOAs -
Is it Some Kind of Corporal Punishment?
12/5/22- Avoiding Recall or Litigation - How is it Done?
12/4/26- Tips and Quips Abut HOA and Condo Insurance
12/3/21- Why "Embrace" Electric Charging Stations?
12/2/14- Eradication of Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Termites,
Rodents & Pesky Critters in HOAS -
12/1/26- A New Breed of Liars - HOA and Condo Liars, Cheats, Walk Aways, Scammers, etc. - Oh My!
11/12/20- Conflicts of Interest - What's Cool? What's Not?
11/11/29- Transfer Fees, Disclosures On Sale of HOA Properties - What's New In 2011?
11/11/4- Directors Acting Badly - What is a Board Able To Do About It? Read on ...
11/10/5- Are HOAs and CONDOs Allowed to do Business by EMAIL?
11/8/23 - Are HOAs and Condos Required to have Electric Car Charging Stations??
11/7/30- How Will New Law Affect Rental Restrictions in California?
11/6/30- No Smoking in the Complex?
11/5/31- Strategies for Amending and Restating Government Documents
11/4/5- Owners Don't Like Nasty Surprises
11/3/8 - Who Fixes What in a HOA?
11/2/8 - Are Members Entitled to the Email List?
11/1/12 - What Do You Need To Sharpen Your SAW in 2011?
10/12/12 - Holiday Parties for Board Members - Are There Limits?
10/11/28 - Clubhouse Use - Reservation and Rental - What's Important
10/10/28 - Why Do Boards Hide? What Happens When They Do? Transparency Doesn't Bite!
10/9/14 - Why Involve the Community in Emotional Issues?
10/8/17 - What May an HOA Charge??
10/7/30 - SHORT SALES - Straight Thinking
10/6/29 - EMAIL - Use an Abuse - Pros and Pitfalls
10/5/25 - "New Areas of Potential Board Liability to Consider - What Do Lease Limitations and FHA Certification Have in Common?
10/4/20 - "Rent Skimming" After A Foreclosure Sale ... Why think twice about it?
10/3/22 - IDR ... ADR ... Enforcement - Which comes first, The Chicken or the Egg?
10/2/28 - What's Happening with Condo Loans - Is Financing in Serious Jeopardy?
10/1/20 - Who Fixes What in an HOA or Condo? How Do You Figure it Out?
09/12/22 - 5 Year Statute of Limitations on Enforcement of HOA Violations ... How true to time is it?
09/11/17 - Get the Jump on 2010 - WHAT'S NEW IN THE DAVIS STIRLING ACT?
09/10/20 - BULLIES - WHAT UP? ...
09/09/20 - Is Your HOA Pool Obsolete? Costly? A Liability?
09/08/19 - PARKING Etc. - WHAT RULES ARE RIGHT and REASONABLE?
09/07/23 - Dealing with Difficult People
09/06/16 - What is Due Process?
09/05/27 - THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR BOARD MEMBERS OF ASSESSMENT COLLECTION (and more on "Fiduciary Duty")
09/04/14 - THE ADA, INVITEES, AND PUBLIC USE OF HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION FACILITIES What Do You Need to Know To Stay Out of Trouble?
09/03/10 - Collections Etc., What is Working in Today's World?
09/02/17 - What Are HOA Lawyers Saying About Solar Installations In HOA
09/01/14 - Maintenance, Repair and Replacement and Other Considerations in 2009... Tough Choices for HOA Boards Is Tough Love in Order?
08/12/11 - Brief Briefing on Some 2008 Cases of Interest"
08/11/6- HOA "Foreclosure Recovery Bill"
08/10/15 - Board Maintenance Decisions After Ritter vs. Churchill Condominium Association
08-9-11 - Pending Legislation on Rrental Amendments and Payment Plans and a Scary New Case Decision on HOA Judgement About Maintenance - WATCH OUT FOR THESE!
08/8/20 - More on Coping with abandoned and difficult properties
08/7/19 - Abandoned Property - Dead Landscape - What are the Options?
08/6/19 - Rental Restrictions - Are they Legal?
08/5/27 - HOA Transfer Fees, What Charges Are Legal, Proper and Acceptable?
08/4/21 - Managers - Do You Think Being "Indemnified" Delivers You From All Evil? Think Again!
08/3/21 - HOA Elections - Candidates - Voting - Good Standing Issues
08/2/21 - Very Large Special Assessments in Very Trying Times
08/1/16 - It's Time to "Sharpen the Saw"
07/12/7 - T'is the Season - Help Owners Figure Out What They Can Do -
07/11/15 - Agendas Play An Important Role in Board Meetings After January 1, 2008.
07/10/25 - Elections/Elections Rules
07/09/29 - In the Event of An EQ Are You Willing to Walk Away From Your Home & Lose Your Investment?
07/08/30 - Most Common Mistakes in Approving Contracts
07/07/25 - HOA Transfer Fees