Owner Liability for Acts of Tenants – Article by Beth A Grimm

When an owner of a condo or townhome places a tenant, care should be taken to screen carefully. Some owners are desperate to rent their homes and so they do so without regard to careful screening or introducing any situation that might cause a rift between the tenant and their neighbors.  Sometimes “bad stuff” just … Continue reading

The Smoker Next Door: Secondhand Smoke + Condominiums = Trouble – Article by David C. Swedelson, Esq., Condo and HOA Attorney

Recent reports indicate that only 12% of California adults smoke cigarettes. The problem is that they all live in condominiums, or so you would think from all the reports of problems we are receiving relating to complaints from the non-smokers who do not want to smell cigarettes. And the issue is not limited to cigarettes; … Continue reading


California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is available to owners or renters of condominiums, townhomes and other units in the common interest developments. Association EQ insurance policies cover only the structures and typically would have a very high deductible. The CEA helps the homeowner cover their deductible, as well as provide coverage for their contents, any upgrades to … Continue reading

Your Day Job Is Different Than Your “Night Job” – Article by Kelly G. Richardson, Esq.

Serving as a volunteer director is hard enough, but it often is made more difficult by directors themselves.  The problem is not a lack of good will, good thinking or hard work, but a misunderstanding about the basic nature of volunteer board service.   In one’s career, whether in business, government service or elsewhere, one … Continue reading

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