HOA Blog - California

Our HOA Blog is added to several times each month so please visit it often. If you would like to respond to any blog, please contact us. Our HOA Articles are also added to and updated regularly.

Owners have no Right to Offset Assessments

June 14, 2022

It is well established that a homeowner’s obligation to pay assessments is not subject to any right of offset. The covenant to pay assessments is separate from the covenant to maintain the common area. The performance of the association’s duties under the governing documents is not consideration for the payment of assessments.

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June 10, 2022

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Professional Corporate Minutes

June 1, 2022

For those homeowner associations in California that need someone to take clear, concise, accurate and unbiased minutes by zoom that will be delivered within seven days, contact: HOA Recording Secretary Services.

Theft of Cars and Remote Gate Openers

May 30, 2022

Unfortunately, many buildings in Southern California are experiencing significantly increased burglaries where criminals are breaking into cars and stealing garage entry remotes. This is forcing condominium owners to reprogram their remotes. It is suggested that every owner consider removing the remote from their vehicle when leaving their vehicle in the garage.

Shutting off the Water in Condominium

May 16, 2022

Shutting off the water in one condominium often requires shutting off the water to a stack of condominiums, and in some cases, the entire building. See: Shutting off the Water in Condominiums.

Commercial Condominium Management

May 8, 2022

Coast Management of California provides property management services for commercial condominiums in California including office building condominiums, industrial condominiums, retail condominiums, and dental office condominiums. See: Commercial Condominium Management. For commercial condominium sales and leasing, contact our affiliate: Pacific-Realtors.net.

No Email Leads to Problems

May 1, 2022

For reasons unknown, some people who reside in condominiums, choose to live without email service. These people do not get timely notices of emergency actions such as water shutoffs or changes in gate codes necessitated by criminal activity. If you live in a condominium you need to have email service and you need to check it at least once each day.

Bid Specifications for Construction Work

April 18, 2022

HOA management companies should not attempt to write construction specifications for homeowner associations unless they have a knowledgeable, experienced, and licensed contractor on their staff. Bid specifications should be prepared by an expert in the work to be done. The expert should not submit a bid for the work in order to keep him or her as objective as possible. For large projects, boards should consider hiring a construction manager.

Registered Sex Offenders

April 11, 2022

Homeowners who want information about registered sex offenders in California can find information by visiting meganslaw.ca.gov. Searches can be made by location or by name. In most areas, the number of offenders within a five-mile radius is substantial.

Architectural committee duties

April 11, 2022

Architectural committees should be concerned about compliance with the CC&Rs, Rules and Regulations and the appearance of proposed modifications. Compliance with building codes should be left to the local city or county. If your architectural committee assumes responsibility for making comments on possible code violations, it places your association in a position to be held liable in the event that it makes an error in judgment. There is no reason for an association to assume that responsibility.




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