Replacing Windows

Common interest developments more than 30 years old often share a familiar dilemma when homeowners want to replace older single-pane windows with newer windows that are more energy efficient. Prior […]

Smart Energy Savings Investment Tips

Planning to remodel your common room? Time to replace old appliances? Consider these energy efficiency suggestions when you make purchases. Install window shading, such as patio covers, awnings, and solar […]

Energy Saving Tips for your Association’s Members

No-Cost Winter Savings Every degree you lower your heat in the 60‑70° range will save 2% on heating costs. Set your thermostat to 55° before going to bed at night […]

Davis-Stirling Conversion Table

As of January 1st, the Davis-Stirling Act has been replaced by “New Davis-Stirling” – the renumbered and restated version of the laws that govern our communities. Both the new and […]

Legal Obligations & Potential Liabilities of HOA Boards

Every person elected to serve on a homeowners association board of directors should understand the basic obligations and potential liabilities of the position. Newly elected members should educate themselves about […]

Help Manage Your HOA with a Maintenance Responsibility Chart

A maintenance responsibility chart can help your HOA establish consistency while reducing the need for lawyers to determine maintenance responsibilities in your community association. This chart lists each element that […]

The Need for Election Rules

Even though the elections law went into effect well over six years ago, we still frequently come across associations without election rules in place. We often hear that some boards […]

AB 1726: Qualified Pool Operators

Author: Allen Position: Oppose Unless Amended Links: AB 1726 (As of 3/5/2012) Assembly Bill 1726 would amend the Health and Safety Code to require an owner of a public swimming pool to employ at […]

What Suspended Corporate Status Means for an HOA

“Suspended” HOAs can lose their ability to enforce contracts and collect delinquent assessments, and expose board members to lawsuits. Learn how to fix corporate suspension in California homeowners associations.

Important Corporate Status Forms

Maintaining an active corporate status is an important responsibility of California associations. Boards of directors should understand how to maintain their corporate status, monitor that status, and fix any problems. […]