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
HOA Front Yards and VEGETABLE GARDENS
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
HOA DEBT COLLECTION: Is A License Required?
Great news for HOAs collecting delinquent assessments! After over a year of confusion created by Senate Bill 908, which seemed to require that HOAs be licensed to collect assessments, California's Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) decided that . . . READ MORE
HOW TO PROCEED WHEN TAKING FUNDS FROM HOA RESERVE ACCOUNTS
If funds are taken from the reserve account for a new roof, does the reserve fund need to be replenished? If so, what is the timeline? One year? Two years? . . . LEARN MORE
Do ZOOM MEETINGS END with the Pandemic?
I received a number of questions about continuing Zoom meetings after the pandemic is over. It turns out many associations like virtual meetings because of their convenience and greater member participation. Can we continue Zoom meetings? . . . LEARN MORE
Adopting EMERGENCY Rules
For most associations, the pandemic was the first time emergency rules were adopted. Can HOA's proceed with more emergency rules? . . . LEARN MORE
MENTAL ILLNESS and Board Duties
One of our members appears to have a mental issue causing her to harass her next door neighbor. At what point should or must a board get involved in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes? . . . LEARN MORE
CORPORATION ELECTED TO HOA BOARD – Can An Employee hold a board seat?
Our HOA has several members that operate commercial vineyards on their lots. Employees of two of these corporations hold board seats, even though they are not owners or members. Is this allowed under Davis-Stirling? . . . LEARN MORE
How to Safely REOPEN HOA FACILITIES
On Tuesday, June 15, California is lifting most, but not all, COVID restrictions. Associations can reopen their facilities but still need to follow applicable Health department directives. Those who are . . . LEARN MORE
PROOF OF VACCINATION to use the HOA Facilities
How do we deal with some people receiving the vaccine and others refusing? We hope to open our pool this summer. Can or should we restrict those who have not been . . . LEARN MORE