Neighbor to Neighbor Disputes – Article by David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

The Top Ten List As more people move into common interest developments, neighbor to neighbor disputes will become an increasingly important issue for both Homeowners Associations, its Board of Directors, management companies, lawyers and most importantly, the actual homeowners themselves. Living within a common interest development largely brings significant benefit in value to its residences … Continue reading

Mediation: Nuts and Bolts – Article by Margo T. Keller

Conflict is inevitable.  Disputes arise with our neighbors, on our Boards or committees, and within our business and family relationships all the time. There is no shame in having a disagreement that rises to the level of a very serious dispute. The only shame is in not knowing you have many options for resolving the … Continue reading

CC&R Enforcement: The Five Most Important “Don’ts” You Need To Know – Article By Steven S. Weil, Esq.

Association directors have many responsibilities. These include adopting a budget, authorizing year-end disclosures, pursuing delinquent assessments, conducting proper elections and enforcing the governing documents, especially the CC&Rs (“CC&Rs”) and Operating Rules. The majority of homeowner association residents – owners and tenants alike – follow the CC&Rs. Usually, most of those who don’t are unaware of … Continue reading

INTERNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR ASSOCIATIONS AND OWNERS – Article by Jeffrey A French, ESQ

     Starting in January of 2005, the California State Legislature added another layer of dispute resolution statutes further designed to promote the internal resolution of disputes within common interest developments and avoid the filing of lawsuits. This relatively new process is set forth at Cal. Civil Code sections 1363.810 – 1363.850. These sections generally … Continue reading

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