HOA Homefront is a syndicated weekly column that educates the public on issues pertaining to California residents living in common interest developments, their boards of directors, and community association managers. HOA Homefront is published in over a dozen Southern California newspapers.

We Can’t Seem to Get Copies

We Can’t Seem to Get Copies

Dear Kelly, Do I, as a homeowner, have a right to see the contract between the HOA and a vendor? I have no desire to stir up problems. I appreciate your weekly column in the paper, I wish all my neighbors would read it and understand what the board goes through on our...

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Shaken Up About Earthquake Insurance

Shaken Up About Earthquake Insurance

Hi Kelly, I live in a 100+ unit condo complex without HOA earthquake insurance. I have CEA earthquake insurance for my home. Have you written any articles I could read on how to cover myself if my building suffers structural damage? Thank you, R.M., San Diego Mr....

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Changes in Condominium Lending Rules

Changes in Condominium Lending Rules

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued revisions to its condominium lending rules, effective October 15, 2019. In 2009 HUD began predicating FHA condominium loans on the entire project being approved by meeting certain minimum guidelines. HUD...

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Recall Questions: Part 2

Recall Questions: Part 2

Kelly, Our HOA recently had a total board recall and election. The new (self- appointed) president handed out terms based on votes received, with three two-year and two one-year terms. Our bylaws specify a procedure for the first election, namely drawing of lots to...

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Recall Questions: Part 1

Recall Questions: Part 1

Dear Kelly, In our recent HOA election, one new member was elected but resigned six weeks later. There is an all-out war between the four remaining directors. All business has stopped due to the inability of the four to agree on anything that needs a vote. Homeowners...

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Conduct Policy With a Forced Waiver?

Conduct Policy With a Forced Waiver?

Kelly, Our board instituted an ethics policy for all directors and committee members. The first requirement is that all nominees for directors sign a confidentiality promise and promise they will never sue the board. If a board member does something wrong, illegal or...

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