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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

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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19
Oct

Conducting Association Business Between Board Meetings: The Do’s and Don’ts

We get it, oftentimes it feels like Association action items are piling up faster than you’re able to get through them. Board Meeting agendas are too long and meetings last longer than many would like. Wouldn’t it be easier if your Board could simply discuss Association business and make decisions between Board Meetings? Of course it would! But in most

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7
Feb

Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Damaging

Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Damaging The Negative Impact Social Media is Having on HOAs February, 2017 Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Instantaneous fragments on Twitter and Facebook is the new normal for how we get our news and communicate with one another. Never before have we been so connected with

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1
Feb

BOARD MEMBER BEST PRACTICE

As a volunteer Board Member, you have made a selfless decision to volunteer your valuable time for the betterment of your community. You’re an inspiration to many, including our management team at PMP, and one of the main reasons we love what we do! Because we understand your time is valuable and you take your role as a Board Member

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27
Oct

How to select a competent vendor

Kevin H. I recently joined the board of directors for my condominium association after we were billed a large special assessment resulting from crooked and/or incompetent vendors. Now, it seems that another special assessment may be necessary to repair the damage to the buildings caused by these vendors. What can our HOA do next time before selecting a vendor so

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13
Oct

Vendor fee is not standard practice

Cindy M. I am a board member at my association and I received a call from one of our vendors that we have had for nearly 10 years informing me that the management company started charging an annual fee to verify their insurance and license so that they may become a “preferred vendor.” They were told that once they paid

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1
Oct

Can homeowners associations stop noisy retailers?

I live in a community adjacent to a small commercial center with several retailers, including a dry cleaner and several restaurants. The dry cleaner is a fairly new tenant and the noise of the machines creates a nuisance during daytime hours. One of the restaurants has a bar that is open really late on the weekends, creating a nuisance at

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17
Sep

Associations Have Right to File Lien

I was contacted by my mortgage company that my homeowners association filed a lien on my house for outstanding assessments. I never even received a notice from the HOA! Admittedly, I fell behind on my HOA assessments after I was laid off from my job, but is it legal for the HOA to lien my house? Wouldn’t there be a

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4
Sep

Better to submit to review process

I recently moved into a new community and I am in the process of working with landscape architects to redo my front yard.  Our association has a review and approval process before we can make any changes to our property, but the application is long, complicated and requires that I get my neighbor to approve the design first.  My neighbor

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