We tracked a number of bills affecting associations--several of which died on the Legislature session floor and one which was vetoed. While this year’s bills don’t have significant impact, there are some you want to pay attention to. . . . LEARN MORE
Can the board increase monthly dues from $470 to $495 without a meeting of the association? - Yes. And here's why sometimes it becomes a necessity that nobody wants including the HOA board. . . . LEARN MORE
Vegetable gardening has become very popular, and some association members submitted landscape plans with large, galvanized metal planting troughs for their front yards. What limitations, if any, can we impose on front yard plantings? . . . LEARN MORE
We want to pay for wildfire fuel reduction on non-HOA property contiguous to our common areas and homeowners' property lines. This would provide an additional buffer against wildfires. Is such an expenditure . . . LEARN MORE
In an effort to create more affordable housing, the California Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1079 which modifies procedures for the sale of residential property through nonjudicial foreclosure.The goal is to assist eligible bidders in . . .