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.
When buying property in a common interest development (“HOA”), one automatically becomes a member.
California Civil Code Section 4525 requires specific important disclosures be provided to members upon request, to give to prospective buyers.
Reader Questions – Can We Meet Completely Virtually, Knowing Individual Director Votes, and “Discussion-Only” Agenda Items
Our HOA is less than 50 units, so we are tiny. Likewise, some board members are landlords and so do not reside in the units. Is it permissible for the board to also be virtual?
My neighbor across the walkway is captured daily in recordings which show numerous occasions of various at-home liaisons with persons who are not his wife, and on other occasions coming home intoxicated. Should I share these videos with the HOA?
CC&Rs are by definition covenants recorded on the HOA property, which means they are a PUBLIC notice.
Clotheslines are protected by Civil Code Section 4753, which was added to the Davis-Stirling Act in 2017. This statute protects the ability of homeowners to have clotheslines or drying racks in their exclusive use back yards.