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.
Second in a four-part series, with possible resolutions for the HOA owner. Next week’s installment will suggest ideas for managers.
Many of us start the new year with commitments to improve, so why leave out the HOA? This four-part series suggests resolutions for association directors, homeowners, managers and service providers.
During the holiday season, we often struggle to find the perfect gift for those who are important to us. Sometimes we need a little help, and we ask for a “wish list” of gifts to guide us. What would wish lists from the key players in the HOA world look like?
Some states, including Nevada, Colorado, and New Jersey, have agencies dealing with homeowner association problems, but statistically none of these three states are in the “top 10” in terms of total number of HOAs. California has about 50,000 HOAs, more than 2 ½ times the total of those three states combined, yet has no state agency enforcing any requirements for HOAs or their managers (Statistics Courtesy of Foundation for Community Association Research 2018 Factbook).
Read questions: I’m confused between “rules” and “CC&R’s.” Our board, over the years, has implemented new rules. What I don’t understand is: How is this different than making changes to the CC&R’s, which would require homeowner approval?
Read questions: Can an HOA come up with new house rules that ban children from playing outside the units? Especially with many young children that live here.