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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 […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is impossible to ignore the additional impact on our communities from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Under normal circumstances

SB 918 – You Want Notice Where?

The bill was promoted as a solution to help California’s growing housing shortage, but it is certain to create several problems for HOAs

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By Robert M. DeNichilo, Esq., Nordberg|DeNichilo, LLP With all the various moving parts that go into managing a community association, few issues cause more confusion or are as fraught with risk as dealing with a request for a reasonable accommodation or modification. Failing to respond timely, or denying a request when it is appropriate exposes […]

SB 407 (Wieckowski) Noncommercial Solicitation. Civil Code §4515 By Jeffrey Beaumont, Esq., CCAL, Beaumont Tashjian Existing law requires associations to provide equal access to common areas for candidates and members for the purpose of advocating a point of view during an election. New Civil Code Section 4515 provides that any governing document provision is void […]

By Denise D. Iger of Iger Wankel Bonkowski, LLP Today Governor Brown signed an executive order declaring that effective immediately the “Drought State of Emergency” is terminated in all of California counties, except Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Tuolumne. The executive order also had the effect of rescinding a previous emergency proclamation and four executive orders […]

What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Your HOA

By: Steven J. Tinnelly, Esq. of Tinnelly Law Group, PC Adult possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes is now legal in California as a result of the passage of Proposition 64 (“Prop 64”) in 2016. Prop 64 is comprised of sixty-two (62) pages of detailed, complicated, and at times confusing regulations and statutory […]

By Brittany A. Ketchum, Esq. It seems as though the laws change as frequently as the tides. Some years see more legal changes than others – changes that greatly affect the way boards manage the association’s affairs. The laws governing community associations have experienced so much change within the past three to four years alone […]

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE REGARDING SOLAR PANELS:

AB 634 (Eggman) Solar System Requirements. Civil Code §714.1, §4600 & §4746 Chaptered October 15, 2017   Associations cannot establish a general policy prohibiting the installation or use of solar energy systems on the common area roof of the building where the owner resides, or a garage or carport assigned to the owner for exclusive […]

Due to the unusual severity of the recent storms, a significant amount of maintenance issues were experienced in a very short period of time thus inundating roofing vendors – and other related vendors such as restoration companies – with calls and service requests. While we have multiple vendors to address these issues, the volume experienced […]