Why Do Boards Hide? Transparency Doesn’t Bite

When Boards Hide, What Happens? How do you think that we have ended up with laws in California that require open meetings, liberal records review rights, homeowner forums and internal […]

You Have Been Sued for Non-Compliance?!

Small Claims Courts have new authority to judge your conduct, scrutinize statutory compliance and to punish violators. At the same time you are learning the ins and outs of compliance, […]

When are HOAs Liable for Injuries to Strangers?

Boards often worry about liability stemming from uninvited strangers: hikers, skateboarding children, bicyclists, etc. Don’t worry! California law provides broad immunity for property owners against lawsuits stemming from recreational uses […]

When HOAs Must Break the Rules for Disabled Residents

Both Federal and California law require HOAs to consider special accommodations for people with disabilities, even if those accommodations would violate the governing documents. Get to know Fair Housing and […]

3 Reasons Why Your HOA Can’t Declare Bankruptcy

Why There’s No Protection for Members When Community Associations “Go Broke” You’re at a board of directors meeting of your homeowners association. Things have been happening around the community—not good […]