Board Member Basics
Board Member Basics (5th Ed., 2017)
Understanding your role as a community association board member.
Every year hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout California volunteer their time and effort to serve on their community association’s board of directors. Now in its fifth year of publication, our Board Member Basics guidebook provides board members with a basic understanding of the important role they play, as well as the various legal obligations they must fulfill in managing their association’s affairs. Inside, we’ve included pertinent Code sections and case law excerpts, along with real world, practical guidance for board members from all types of associations. We update Board Member Basics annually to reflect changes in the law, industry trends and association best practices.
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Our firm publishes articles addressing popular issues faced by our clients and industry partners. The information contained in the articles below may be of value to you, your Association and its management. Our HOA Lawyer Blog is also a great resource for mini-articles on an array of Homeowners Association topics, news and recent case law.
An overview of member record-inspection rights and the related requirements of the HOA.
An overview of the pesticide notification requirements applicable to HOAs and their vendors.
Helpful guidance for HOA Boards and their management.
Understanding the importance of properly funding and maintaining a reserve account.
What constitutes a disability and what information is obtainable by an Association.
An overview of the substantive changes to the Davis-Stirling Act effective Jan. 2014
Understanding how to protect the interests of the HOA and its members
Utilizing committees to circumvent Civil Code constraints on conducting HOA business.
The legal obligations of a HOA in accommodating disabled residents.
Measures for dealing with improper HOA director conduct.
The who, what, when and why of HOA election disputes.
Issues and concerns relating to borrowing by an Association.
Bankruptcy basics and the common issues affecting Associations.
The potential benefits of HOA surveillance cameras and guidelines for their use.
Understanding Association rights and obligations to prevent unwanted smoke exposure.
A breakdown of the 2011 legislation impacting board meetings.
Why Associations must evaluate their rental restrictions NOW.
Why providing credit card processing of assessment payments may be problematic for an Association.
How to prevent unwanted disclosure of members’ private contact information.