What Exactly Is A Binding Contract? – Article By David Swedelson, California Condo and HOA Attorney, Senior Partner SwedelsonGottlieb

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All to often we are called in to deal with a dispute over a contract that the association entered into with a contractor or vendor. And I am often surprised to learn that the board and management really do not understand what a binding contract is (and what it is not). What needs to be … Continue reading

Should an HOA Risk Accepting the Low Bidder?? The answer is Maybe – Article by Carl A. Brown, RCI, RRO

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The purpose of soliciting bids from contractors is, of course, to get the best price or Lowest Bid. All association directors want the best price and all have learned the “three bid rule”. Is the lowest bid always in the best interest of the association? Is the association required to accept the lowest bid? (Answer … Continue reading

“TRUST BUT VERIFY” – Article by Carl A. Brown, RCI, RRO

These words were made famous by a well-respected president, and seem to apply to many aspects of our world. However they are especially appropriate to the condominium construction industry. Here is why Quality Assurance Doesn’t Cost, it Pays. In the 1960’s and before, the California construction industry was mostly union labor, from the least skilled … Continue reading

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