HOA Blog - California
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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