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Tip of the Week – condo
Earthquake Insurance Advice

Below is tip we received from Jon Crain of Armstrong/Robitalle/Riegle Business and Insurance Solutions regarding unit owners and earthquake loss assessment coverage.  Being in California where earthquakes are an inevitable occurrence, we suggest that you take a moment to read their tip of the week. UNIT OWNERS AND EARTHQUAKE LOSS...

No D&O Insurance? Oh My!

“I am not on the board anymore and they dropped the insurance.What is the downside of not having it? Can they be forced to get the insurance?” Below is an article from the Davis-Stirling.com Newsletter by ADAMS | STIRLING PLC regarding the Directors and Officers Insurance. QUESTION: I used to be...

Maintenance Defined

What does Exclusive Use Maintenance mean? Below is an article from the Davis-Stirling.com Newsletter by ADAMS | STIRLING PLC regarding the business of HOA Board and members in regards to Exclusive Use Mantenance. QUESTION: What does Exclusive Use Maintenance mean? ANSWER: Association documents routinely assign maintenance duties between owners and the association....

No Secretary & More About the Minutes

So who’s going to take the minutes? Below is an article from the Davis-Stirling.com Newsletter by ADAMS | STIRLING PLC regarding the Minutes and missing Secretaries. MINUTE PREP WHEN THE SECRETARY IS ABSENT QUESTION: I am secretary for our HOA. An executive session was held at a time when I could...

The Business of the HOA Board and Emails

Does your Board use emails to make decisions? Below is an article from the Davis-Stirling.com Newsletter by Adams Kessler regarding the business of HOA Board and Emails. CONSULTANT’S EMAIL TO DIRECTORS QUESTION: As a vendor, we email our reports to the manager and copy the entire board. The manager told...

DROUGHT EMERGENCY and Artificial Turf

Water drought issues are a constant in Southern California today. Below is an article from the Davis-Stirling.com Newsletter by Adams Kessler regarding Drought emergency and Artificial turf. “Readers asked if the Davis-Stirling Act or the drought emergency voids existing HOA restrictions on artificial turf. Attorney Curt Sproul of the law firm...

HO-6 Policies

One glaring issue we continually see when reviewing claims for property damage losses to a condominium unit is how few unit owners have homeowners insurance. Statistics have shown that as many as 50% do not have a Condo (HO-6) policy. Some say to us that they thought the Association Master...