Marlene Olivastro

16
Apr

Covid-19 Update: Safely Re-Opening

April 2021 It seems that as soon as I begin to write a column on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and associations re-opening, there is a change in the State or local orders, rendering my message obsolete. So, let me start by stating that associations should check State and County websites for the most updated information on your respective

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31
Mar

Virtual Board Meetings: Fad or Future?

  Are Virtual Board Meetings Here to Stay? March 2021 Can Associations continue hosting virtual Board Meetings in a post COVID-19 world? This is a common inquiry we receive from our Board Member and resident clients. Many have grown to appreciate virtual Board Meetings, which have led to increased attendance, more productive participation, and streamlined meetings with fewer disturbances and

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23
Feb

COMPASSIONATE COLLECTIONS

ASSESSMENTS, LATE FEES & COLLECTION ACTIONS DURING COVID-19 February 2021 At the time of this publication, we are in the midst of a global pandemic. There is no disputing that many are hurting, financially and otherwise. When the COVID-19 health crisis hit in early 2020, many of us couldn’t imagine its duration or its impact. It is likely that the

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23
Feb

2020 Legislative & Case Law Update

2020 Legislative & Case Law Update New laws impacting California Community Associations December 2020 Every year existing laws are amended and new laws are enacted that impact California community associations. While this year’s legislative session schedule was impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were several important legislative developments. As the industry leader in Board Member training and education, PMP

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18
Nov

Assembly Bill 3182

ASSEMBLY BILL 3182 New Law Restricting Association Adoption and Enforcement of Rental Restrictions November 2020 While the Common Interest Development industry lobbied diligently against Assembly Bill 3182 (AB 3182), the California legislature has passed this new rental restriction legislation and Governor Newsom officially signed it into law. AB 3182 amends Civil Code section 4740 and adds a new section, Civil

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23
Apr

ASSESSMENTS, LATE FEES & COLLECTION ACTIONS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

April 2, 2020 We are in the midst of an unparalleled global health crisis, uncertain of when it will pass and life will return to normal. At the date of this column, approximately 80% of Americans are under a State Order to stay home, businesses are closed, and people are out of work. Unemployment claims are spiking, and millions of

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5
Feb

Board Member Best Practices

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5
Feb

Senate Bill 323 – New Election Law

Keep these Board Member Best Practices in mind to aid you in your success as a diligent and effective Board Member.  Questions or feedback can be submitted to PMP’s own Dr. HOA at mailto:DrHOA@pmprollc.com    

6
Jun

To Lien or Not to Lien

Aggressive Pursuit of Delinquent Assessments is Critical for the Fiscal Health of Your Association Associations are non-profit corporations that rely on zero-sum budgets for operational and reserve expenses. In other words, an Association’s annual budget does not account for an income margin like “for-profit” corporations. As such, it is imperative that projected assessment revenue is received in a timely manner

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23
Apr

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Disputes: Doing Nothing May No Longer be an Option

HUD Rule Changes How HOA’s Address Neighbor Disputes Historically, Associations have avoided interjecting in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes. Heavy walking, loud parties, surround sound systems, and slamming doors were just a few of the commonly voiced resident complaints, and up until now, the response from most Association Boards was that the residents must settle these matters amongst themselves. Effective October, 2016, The

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