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?

Tips for 3 HOA Holiday Headaches: Lights, Theft, and Parking

Tips for non-Scroogey ways that HOAs can handle 3 common holiday problems: lights, theft, and parking.

Airbnb in San Francisco HOAs

Airbnb has been a boon to owners looking for extra cash, but an occasional nightmare for HOAs. In San Francisco, the laws regulating Airbnb are growing more complex. What do […]

Guide to HOA Management Certifications

What Does “Certified” Mean? A “certified common interest development manager” has a tested understanding of homeowner association laws and best practices, with special focus on the business and management skills […]