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California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) published an article that provides concise and informative overview of the legislative process and how a bill becomes law. Knowing that our industry is affected by civil code and new laws on a yearly basis, we make it crucial to stay educated with the lawmaking process. CAI-CLAC’s article breaks down […]

As electric vehicles become increasingly popular, it is essential for board members and managers to prepare for future electric vehicle charging stations. This means understanding the technical and infrastructure requirements, evaluating potential partnerships with charging station providers, and considering the financial and environmental benefits of investing in charging infrastructure. By doing so, they can position […]

The 2023 year started off with heavy rainstorms bringing California out of a drought! Although this wet winter has solved the drought issue, it also creates new challenges for your community’s landscape. With the heavy rainfall we experienced this year, Fuel Modification areas have reaped the benefits and are showing enormous amounts of new growth. […]

When it comes to fire safety, prevention is always the best course of action. However, even with the best precautions in place, fires can still occur. That’s why it’s important to have a solid home escape plan and to know how to prevent burns. Burn safety is crucial in any home. Burns can be caused […]

By Morgen Hardigree, CCAM-ND, Vice President of Business Development and Transitions Through the efforts of community managers and community volunteer leaders, we are happy to report that over $60,000.00 was raised for the 2016 Buck-a-Door Campaign. With the Buck-A-Door donation program, community associations can fund CLAC efforts by contributing just one dollar per residence each […]

By:  Amy K. Tinetti, Esq., Hughes Gill Cochrane P.C. Rental restrictions have been a topic of conversation among those living in and serving community associations for several years.  However, in the past few years the conversation has shifted from things such as rental caps to specific provisions regarding short term rentals.  Associations are understandably concerned […]

By:  James McCormick, Jr., LLP, CCAL, Partner at Peters & Freedman, LLP Another main function of the board is to maintain common area within an association. Common area may include greenbelts, floral landscape, open space areas, recreational facilities and streets. The funds for maintaining these areas are generated through collection of assessments. The decision on […]

SB 918 – You Want Notice Where?

By: Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq; Nordberg|DeNichilo, LLP One of the more interesting bills that came out of a relatively quiet year from a legislative standpoint for California’s community associations is SB 918. This law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2017, does two main things: One it requires an owner to provide their association […]

EVERY COMMUNITY has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core principles. Good associations preserve the character of their communities, protect property values and meet the established expectations of homeowners. Great associations also cultivate a true sense of community, promote active homeowner involvement and create a culture of […]

Why Is Choosing the Right Property Management Company So Important? As a board member your main goal is to preserve and protect the community’s financial strength, while enhancing property values. If the board of directors isn’t guided by expert leadership, doesn’t have short-term and a long-term plans in place, lacks communication resources and is not […]