The Special Assessment

“Special Assessment” is a dirty word in most HOAs. While boards and managers may view a special assessment as a tool to achieve the funding needs of the homeowners association, […]

6 Common HOA Nuisances and How to Handle Them

Smoking, noisy floors, rambunxious children, and barking dogs are often the subject of HOA nuisance complaints. When do these issues qualify as a nuisance and when is the board obligated […]

2016 HOA Legislation & Case Law Review

In 2017, California HOAs will feel the impact of new California laws, federal laws, and court decisions.

How Should HOA Boards Respond to Mold?

Mold is a serious problem. These 8 strategies can help HOA boards to remedy the problem, help the affected owner, and protect the association from additional liability.

Responding to a Recall Petition

When HOA members decide to remove their board of directors, the board has to participate in the process. This article explains the board’s responsibilities.

How Good Is Your Management Company?

12 tips for evaluating your current HOA management company or for finding a new one. 

Rules for Short Term Rentals in Condo Associations

If your association permits short-term rentals (e.g. Airbnb), clear guidelines will help your owners and protect the HOA.

Don’t Make These Two D&O Insurance Mistakes

If you live in an HOA or serve on the board, Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance (D&O) provides essential protection. But shoddy coverage or a late claim can jeopardize your […]

Switching Your HOA Newsletter to Email

For decades, HOA Boards have communicated news and events to their members using a method developed by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439 – the hardcopy newsletter. Often delivered monthly to the […]

Requests for HOA Documents

California law provides owners with access to many HOA documents, including financial records. What are those documents, how quickly must they be provided, and what are the limitations?