Although CA State regulates private property towing, it gives each city the freedom to write more restrictive municipal codes. Some cities require the properties to pay for permits to allow […]
Whether you are an owner, a board member, or a manager, here are some thoughts and philosophy about problem solving: Do not put the blinders on and ignore the good […]
What Is a Construction Contract? When your property manager reports to a board that one portion or a significant element of the common area is in need of repair, the […]
During project closeout, many differing interests and perspectives—some of them conflicting—create a complex dynamic. Pinpointing whether or not construction is truly “over” isn’t always a simple, straightforward matter. Numerous individuals […]
Many people have observed that community associations are actually “mini-governments.” The “citizens” (owners) elect “officials” (directors) to make both small and large decisions affecting their lives and assets. These decisions […]
With California facing a historic drought, both individuals and HOAs must work together to conserve water. Water conservation means knowing how to efficiently water your lawn and best practices for […]
Board members should be aware of these key contract provisions to include in agreements between homeowners associations and contractors. These terms cover everything from liability to attorney’s fees, and give […]
HOA boards and owners should understand construction permit basics: deadlines, budgets, liability, and other aspects of project permitting that they can (and should) control.