2006 Statute and Case Law Update: Part I

Published in the ECHO Journal, March 2007 This summary of case law and legislative developments distills the legal developments in the 2006 calendar year. In Part I—Case Law, summaries are […]

Homeowner Association Financial Analysis: Part II

Published in the ECHO Journal, March 2007 Editor’s Note: Part I of this article that looked at one-year cost comparisons from 60 associations appeared in the February issue of the Journal. […]

Have Truck, Laptop & Cell Phone—Will Travel

Published in the ECHO Journal, April 2007 The Best Firm to Serve Your Needs May Not be Local The homeowner association service market is a very specialized market. The typical […]

Owner of Record

Published in the ECHO Journal, April 2007 It comes up all the time. A resident wants to attend and participate at a board meeting or wants to serve on the […]

Getting Your HOA to “On Time and On Budget!”

An effective construction manger will display great strength through respectful and clear communication skills, will keep the HOA board informed, will create and maintain a cooperative environment, and will be […]

2006 Statute and Case Law Update: Part II

Published in the ECHO Journal, April 2007 This summary of case law and legislative developments distills the legal developments in the 2006 calendar year. In Part II—Statutory Law, the principal […]

Why Have Architectural Control?

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2007 North Beverly Park, a common interest development governed by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, is a luxury community located in Beverly Hills. […]

Reserve Fund Fallacies

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2007 Life is kind of divided up between beliefs that are real and those that are false, mistaken, fanciful, or fallacious. It would be […]

Barking Dogs in HOAs: How to Handle Pet-Related Nuisances

How much barking is too much? What constitutes a noise nuisance? Boards of directors need a basis for determining valid noise complaints from unreasonable ones. Associations should adopt definitions in […]

Transitions: New HOA Boards Have Their Problems

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2007 With the large number of new condominium complexes that have been built in the last several years, we are seeing similar transitions over time. […]