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.

Warning to All Association Owners and Renters

October 31, 2023

It is a good practice for all associations to send a warning security disclaimer to all owners and residents each year. See: Warning and Security Disclaimer.

Minutes of Board Meetings and Executive Sessions

October 30, 2023

Board members are reminded to provide the management company with approved, signed minutes of all board meetings and executive session meetings even when a representative of the management was not in attendance. Corporate minutes are required to be taken and retained by the management company and the secretary of the association. Most importantly, board minutes are required to be provided to lenders when a unit or lot is sold and refinanced. The board should consider a professional recording secretary who can take minutes via Zoom. For information: Recording Secretary Services.

New HOA Management Client – 101 Condominiums

October 24, 2023

Coast Management of California is pleased to announce that we have been hired to manage a 101-unit condominium association in Tarzana, California.

Caution! Board Members

October 24, 2023

Some HOA management companies are placing their clients, property managers, and themselves at great risk by failing to pay employment related taxes and Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Property managers hired by management companies are employees, not independent contractors. If your management company fails to pay payroll taxes and Workers’ Compensation Insurance, your HOA and its members are at great risk. Do not take a chance. Ask your management company if they are in compliance with the law. Coast Management of California is in full compliance.

New HOA Management Client

October 23, 2023

Coast Management of California is pleased to announce that we have been hired to manage a 14 unit condominium association in Westwood, California.

Deadline for Elevated Structure Inspections

October 20, 2023

The deadline for elevated structure inspections is approaching. Given that an inspection may result in a special assessment, it is important that boards plan ahead. See: Elevator Structure Inspections

Balcony Tile is Highly Problematic

October 20, 2023

HOA board members are reminded that the use of tile on balconies is high problematic. See: Balcony Tile.

Emergency Assessments

October 20, 2023

HOA boards are often uncertain whether they can declare an emergency and impose an emergency assessment. The rule is set forth in the Davis-Stirling Act. See: Emergency Assessments.

Balcony Railing Inspections and Repairs

October 20, 2023

Board members are reminded that it is critically important to comply with current standards for balcony railings in order to avoid injuries, possible death, and lawsuits. See: Balcony Railings.

New Law Concerning HOA Elections

October 19, 2023

Effective January 1, 2024, in the absence of a quorum, associations may adjourn a membership meeting to a date no less then 5 and no more than 30 days after the adjourned meeting, at which time the quorum shall be 20%.




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