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Addressing HOA Insurance Cancellations and Price Hikes

Posted by Steven Banks | Oct 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

In recent months, Farmers Insurance canceled insurance policies for condo complexes with hundreds of units in San Diego's Tierrasanta, Rancho Penasquitos, and Scripps Ranch communities. Formerly “good neighbor” State Farm Insurance announced it will no longer “be there” to sell casualty insurance...

Rethinking Board Discussions Over Email

Posted by Niki Tran | Sep 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Recent events have brought board discussions via email under the spotlight, especially after the Court of Appeal's ruling LNSU #1, LLC v. Alta Del Mar Coastal Collection Community Association. The legal community has weighed in, offering insights, warnings, and advice on this topic. This article ...

Who's Responsible for Tree-mendous Damage in California

Posted by Niki Tran | Aug 15, 2023 | 0 Comments

Tree disputes can be a source of frustration and conflict between neighbors and homeowner associations. These disputes often arise when a tree on one person's property damages another person's property. In such cases, it is important to understand who is responsible for the damages and what steps...

Parker Case Imposes Additional Restrictions in Bankruptcy

Posted by Garrett Wait | Jul 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy case from the Northern District of California provided new restrictions for homeowners associations dealing with an owner's bankruptcy. In In re Sarah-Jane Parker, involving a years-long dispute between the Bayside Court Owners Association and an owner at the Association, the Court i...

Fumigation and Tenting

Posted by Bradley Schuber | May 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Under California Law, a homeowner association may require its residents to temporarily vacate their homes for fumigation and tenting in order to treat for termites. More specifically, under California Civil Code Section 4785, an association may “…cause the temporary, summary removal of any occupa...

How Assembly Bill 1410 Will Impact Your HOA

Posted by Niki Tran | Apr 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Assembly Bill (AB) 1410, authored by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez, was signed into law on September 30, 2022, and took effect on January 1, 2023. This bill made three changes to existing laws impacting homeowner associations, specifically regarding usage of social media and online reso...

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Standardization

Posted by Garrett Wait | Feb 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

As Californians go green, electric cars and their necessary charging stations are becoming the focus of new legislation. In particular, Assembly Bill 1738 will require several state housing and building departments to develop mandatory building standards for certain electric vehicle charging stat...

Election Without Voting

Posted by Joel Kriger | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Civil Code section 5103, effective January 1, 2022, dispenses with requirement of voting for board members at the annual meeting so long as the number of candidates is not more than the number of vacancies to be elected. The existing board may vote to consider the candidates seated by acclamation...

Shakeup On Emotional Support Animals

Posted by Niki Tran | Jul 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Effective since the beginning of this year, Assembly Bill 468, signed into law by California Governor Newsom, imposes several new requirements intended to crack down on emotional support animal (“ESA”) fraud. Fraudulent practices surrounding ESAs are problematic for not only businesses but homeow...

Can We Hold Board Meetings by Teleconference?

Posted by Bradley Schuber | Jun 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

On September 23, 2021, Governor Newsom approved Senate Bill 391 that allows an association to hold board meetings entirely by teleconference, so long as it meets certain requirements.  It was drafted as an urgency bill and so it took effect immediately after being approved by the Governor. SB 391...

Update Regarding Debt Collection Licensing Act

Posted by Tyler Kerns | Jun 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Senate Bill 908 created the Debt Collection Licensing Act (DCLA), which caused a lot of uncertainty in the HOA industry as to whether the licensing requirement would apply to management companies and law firms that assist HOAs in the collection of delinquent assessments. The California Department...

New Legislation for 2022

Posted by Joel Kriger | May 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

Multiple bills have been signed by the Governor resulting in piecemeal changes to portions of the Civil Code and Corporations Code. This article will provide a brief summary of some of the subjects addressed in the various bills. Our website contains a detailed summary of each of the bills along ...

Assembly Bill 1584 Amends Civil Code Section 4741

Posted by Tyler Kerns | Dec 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Legislative Update – Assembly Bill 1584 Amends Civil Code §4741 Last year, Assembly Bill (AB) 3182 was signed into law, which added a new Section 4741 to the California Civil Code as of January 1, 2021. Civil Code §4741 prohibits associations from adopting or enforcing governing document provisi...

Court Upholds Challenged Parking Regulations

Posted by Garrett Wait | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

A local San Diego case is making waves in the HOA world. In Jacquin v. North Shore Encinitas Owners' Association, inadequate on-street parking and a split in the community on how to address the issue came to a breaking point when one owner claimed that the Association's revised parking rules acte...

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