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HOA Homefront: Election processes get a lot more difficult in 2020

HOA Homefront: Election processes get a lot more difficult in 2020

A new piece of the HOA civil code requires associations to give ballots to all association members, even those who aren’t paying their assessments. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Election processes get a ...→

HOA Homefront: Election processes get a lot more difficult in 2020

HOA Homefront: Election processes get a lot more difficult in 2020

A new piece of the HOA civil code requires associations to give ballots to all association members, even those who aren’t paying their assessments. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Election processes get a ...→

HOA Homefront:  Is the handyman an employee? How AB5 could increase HOA payrolls

HOA Homefront: Is the handyman an employee? How AB5 could increase HOA payrolls

Some HOA service providers are expressly exempted from the law, such as attorneys, architects, engineers, and accountants. The more concerning area for associations is hired persons working on the … Read full article: HOA Homefront: Is the handyman an emplo...→

HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like balconies, stairs must be inspected under new law

HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like balconies, stairs must be inspected under new law

This law requires inspection of elevated balconies, stairways, walkways and other “exterior elevated elements” every six years. Read full article: HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like ...→

HOA Homefront: How new California laws will affect associations in 2020

HOA Homefront: How new California laws will affect associations in 2020

AB 5 will affect some independent contractors who work on properties, and SB 652 prohibits any bans on religious items on entry doors. Read full article: HOA Homefront: How new California laws w...→

HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about CC&Rs

Of the five governing documents of most associations (articles of incorporation, recorded map or plan, bylaws, operating rules and CC&Rs) the last – covenants, conditions and restrictions… Read full article: HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about C...→

HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclusive-use area? (Part 2)

HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclusive-use area? (Part 2)

Can an HOA modify a condo plan and allow an owner to extend his unit into an exclusive-use area? And what about vendors accessing areas in private space? Read full article: HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclu...→

Feds release new processes of notifying public about foreign election interference

Feds release new processes of notifying public about foreign election interference

The summary document said the U.S. Secret Service will be notified of "all activity" targeting major presidential and vice presidential candidates Read full article: Feds release new processes of notifying ...→

HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disciplinary hearing

HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disciplinary hearing

Get knowledgeable about the issue, correct it if possible — and don’t take it personally Read full article: HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disc...→

HOA Homefront: What to look for in a presidential resume

HOA Homefront: What to look for in a presidential resume

A successful CEO of a for-profit company could be a terrible president if they were unable to adopt the very different leadership style of the nonprofit corporation. Read full article: HOA Homefront: What to look for in a pre...→

HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about earthquake insurance

HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about earthquake insurance

California law does not require HOAs to carry earthquake insurance, but boards should check their CC&Rs. Most CC&Rs either do not mention earthquake coverage or allow it as an option, but s… Read full article: HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about e...→

HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and doorway icons coming in 2020

HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and doorway icons coming in 2020

Assembly Bill 670 creates Civil Code 4751, effective Jan. 1, 2020, in which a planned development lot owner can add a second smaller residence attached to the primary residence, so long as applicab… Read full article: HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and d...→

HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t they get copies of paperwork?!

HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t they get copies of paperwork?!

HOA meeting draft minutes must be available to members within 30 days of the board meeting. The HOA is not required to distribute financial reports or minutes at the board meeting. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t the...→

HOA Homefront: Is my patio an exclusive-use common area? (Part 3)

Exclusive use common areas are usually defined by the CC&Rs and Condominium Plan, but if they don’t address the subject, Civil Code 4145 provides an answer. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Is my patio an exclusive-...→

HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending rules – what it means (or doesn’t) to you

HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending rules – what it means (or doesn’t) to you

The biggest change is that single-unit buyers will be able to obtain FHA loans even if the HOA is not HUD-approved. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending ...→

HOA Homefront:  Is the handyman an employee? How AB5 could increase HOA payrolls

HOA Homefront: Is the handyman an employee? How AB5 could increase HOA payrolls

Some HOA service providers are expressly exempted from the law, such as attorneys, architects, engineers, and accountants. The more concerning area for associations is hired persons working on the … Read full article: HOA Homefront: Is the handyman an emplo...→

HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and doorway icons coming in 2020

HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and doorway icons coming in 2020

Assembly Bill 670 creates Civil Code 4751, effective Jan. 1, 2020, in which a planned development lot owner can add a second smaller residence attached to the primary residence, so long as applicab… Read full article: HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and d...→

HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disciplinary hearing

HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disciplinary hearing

Get knowledgeable about the issue, correct it if possible — and don’t take it personally Read full article: HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disc...→

HOA Homefront: How new California laws will affect associations in 2020

HOA Homefront: How new California laws will affect associations in 2020

AB 5 will affect some independent contractors who work on properties, and SB 652 prohibits any bans on religious items on entry doors. Read full article: HOA Homefront: How new California laws w...→

HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t they get copies of paperwork?!

HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t they get copies of paperwork?!

HOA meeting draft minutes must be available to members within 30 days of the board meeting. The HOA is not required to distribute financial reports or minutes at the board meeting. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t the...→

HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about earthquake insurance

HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about earthquake insurance

California law does not require HOAs to carry earthquake insurance, but boards should check their CC&Rs. Most CC&Rs either do not mention earthquake coverage or allow it as an option, but s… Read full article: HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about e...→

HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclusive-use area? (Part 2)

HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclusive-use area? (Part 2)

Can an HOA modify a condo plan and allow an owner to extend his unit into an exclusive-use area? And what about vendors accessing areas in private space? Read full article: HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclu...→

HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending rules – what it means (or doesn’t) to you

HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending rules – what it means (or doesn’t) to you

The biggest change is that single-unit buyers will be able to obtain FHA loans even if the HOA is not HUD-approved. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending ...→

Feds release new processes of notifying public about foreign election interference

Feds release new processes of notifying public about foreign election interference

The summary document said the U.S. Secret Service will be notified of "all activity" targeting major presidential and vice presidential candidates Read full article: Feds release new processes of notifying ...→

HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like balconies, stairs must be inspected under new law

HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like balconies, stairs must be inspected under new law

This law requires inspection of elevated balconies, stairways, walkways and other “exterior elevated elements” every six years. Read full article: HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like ...→

HOA Homefront: What to look for in a presidential resume

HOA Homefront: What to look for in a presidential resume

A successful CEO of a for-profit company could be a terrible president if they were unable to adopt the very different leadership style of the nonprofit corporation. Read full article: HOA Homefront: What to look for in a pre...→

HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about CC&Rs

Of the five governing documents of most associations (articles of incorporation, recorded map or plan, bylaws, operating rules and CC&Rs) the last – covenants, conditions and restrictions… Read full article: HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about C...→

HOA Homefront: Is my patio an exclusive-use common area? (Part 3)

Exclusive use common areas are usually defined by the CC&Rs and Condominium Plan, but if they don’t address the subject, Civil Code 4145 provides an answer. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Is my patio an exclusive-...→

HOA Homefront:  Is the handyman an employee? How AB5 could increase HOA payrolls

HOA Homefront: Is the handyman an employee? How AB5 could increase HOA payrolls

Some HOA service providers are expressly exempted from the law, such as attorneys, architects, engineers, and accountants. The more concerning area for associations is hired persons working on the … Read full article: HOA Homefront: Is the handyman an emplo...→

Feds release new processes of notifying public about foreign election interference

Feds release new processes of notifying public about foreign election interference

The summary document said the U.S. Secret Service will be notified of "all activity" targeting major presidential and vice presidential candidates Read full article: Feds release new processes of notifying ...→

HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and doorway icons coming in 2020

HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and doorway icons coming in 2020

Assembly Bill 670 creates Civil Code 4751, effective Jan. 1, 2020, in which a planned development lot owner can add a second smaller residence attached to the primary residence, so long as applicab… Read full article: HOA Homefront: Protection for ADUs and d...→

HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like balconies, stairs must be inspected under new law

HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like balconies, stairs must be inspected under new law

This law requires inspection of elevated balconies, stairways, walkways and other “exterior elevated elements” every six years. Read full article: HOA Homefront: ‘Elevated elements’ like ...→

HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disciplinary hearing

HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disciplinary hearing

Get knowledgeable about the issue, correct it if possible — and don’t take it personally Read full article: HOA Homefront: How to prepare for a disc...→

HOA Homefront: How new California laws will affect associations in 2020

HOA Homefront: How new California laws will affect associations in 2020

AB 5 will affect some independent contractors who work on properties, and SB 652 prohibits any bans on religious items on entry doors. Read full article: HOA Homefront: How new California laws w...→

HOA Homefront: What to look for in a presidential resume

HOA Homefront: What to look for in a presidential resume

A successful CEO of a for-profit company could be a terrible president if they were unable to adopt the very different leadership style of the nonprofit corporation. Read full article: HOA Homefront: What to look for in a pre...→

HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t they get copies of paperwork?!

HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t they get copies of paperwork?!

HOA meeting draft minutes must be available to members within 30 days of the board meeting. The HOA is not required to distribute financial reports or minutes at the board meeting. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Readers ask why can’t the...→

HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about CC&Rs

Of the five governing documents of most associations (articles of incorporation, recorded map or plan, bylaws, operating rules and CC&Rs) the last – covenants, conditions and restrictions… Read full article: HOA HOMEFRONT: 11 things to know about C...→

HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about earthquake insurance

HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about earthquake insurance

California law does not require HOAs to carry earthquake insurance, but boards should check their CC&Rs. Most CC&Rs either do not mention earthquake coverage or allow it as an option, but s… Read full article: HOA Homefront: Readers shaken up about e...→

HOA Homefront: Is my patio an exclusive-use common area? (Part 3)

Exclusive use common areas are usually defined by the CC&Rs and Condominium Plan, but if they don’t address the subject, Civil Code 4145 provides an answer. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Is my patio an exclusive-...→

HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclusive-use area? (Part 2)

HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclusive-use area? (Part 2)

Can an HOA modify a condo plan and allow an owner to extend his unit into an exclusive-use area? And what about vendors accessing areas in private space? Read full article: HOA Homefront: How exclusive is an exclu...→

HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending rules – what it means (or doesn’t) to you

HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending rules – what it means (or doesn’t) to you

The biggest change is that single-unit buyers will be able to obtain FHA loans even if the HOA is not HUD-approved. Read full article: HOA Homefront: Changes in condo lending ...→