The Community Association Update
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AB 534 – Notice of Lien Claims
Reasonable Rent Restrictions
Business Judgment Rule Application
Governor Declares End of Drought
‘No Cost’ Collections Can Prove Very Costly
Pre-Lien Demands and FDCPA Concerns
Access to Membership List Must be for a Proper Purpose
HOA Liability for Employees of Independent Contractors
Could HOA Assessments Become Tax Deductible?
Governor Lifts 25% Mandatory Water Reduction
Simplified FHA Recertification
Homeowner Attorneys at HOA Board Meetings
Sober Living Homes in you HOA?
Avoiding Claims of “Selective Enforcement”
Occupancy Limitations and HOAs
Increased Maintenance Requirements for HOA Pools
Hardwood Flooring & ‘Nuisance’ Noise
Expanded Scope of Attorney’s Fees Awards
Expanded Emergency Regulation: Irrigation Activities
Personal Food Gardens Becoming a Nuisance?
Attorneys at IDR
Low-water using Plants; Watering During Droughts
Property Damage Liability on Nuisance Grounds
Are You Prepared for the New Annual Disclosures?
HOAs Prohibited from Fining for Failure to Water
Motorized Scooters in HOA Common Areas?
HOA Restrictions on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs)
Non-residents Accessing HOA Property?
Clarifying Attorney-Client Privilege in CD Litigation
Community Website for our HOA?
HOA Dealing with Unruly Tenants?
Do “No-Cost” HOA Collection Companies “Wield Unchecked Power”?
Court Upholds HOA Enforcement of ‘Maid-Unit’ Rent Restriction
HOA Committee Meetings Open to the Membership?
HOA Election Rules for Director Qualifications
SB752: Commercial & Industrial CID Act Signed into Law
HOA Managers Not “Contractors,” But Beware…
HOA Collection Procedures: Strict Compliance Required
Equal Access to HOA Media Outlets During Election Campaigns
Dealing with Homeowner Delay in ADR Scheduling
New Legislation: AB 2237 – Contractor Licensing Law
Asked & Answered: Restrictions on Companion & Service Animals
Asked & Answered: HOA Required to Allow Artificial Grass?
New Case Law: Turning up the Heat on Res. Des. Profes.
New Article: Responding to Requests for Accommodation
HOA Gets ‘Smoked’ in Nuisance Enforcement Case
New Case Law: Recovering Attorneys’ Fees in HOA Election Disputes”
New Legislation: AB 2273: Resecuring HOA Assessment Streams
FHA Releases Revisions to Condominium Approval Guidelines
New Resource: “HOA Concerns in Contracting with Vendors”
New Case Law: Arbitration Provisions Rise Again in CD Disputes
Asked & Answered: Imposing Assessments for Exclusive Use Common Area Maintenance
New Case Law: Protecting HOA Members’ Easement Rights
Asked & Answered: HOA Risk in Hiring Unlicensed Contractors
New Case Law: HOA Standing in Lawsuits with Third Parties
New Resources: HOA Surveillance Cameras; Owner Bankruptcies
Asked & Answered: Requiring Boards to Sign “Ethics Rules”;
New Case Law: Statements about Board Candidates are Privileged
Asked & Answered: Short Sales; Trust Beneficiaries