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On February 17, 2015, California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced Assembly Bill 349 to give homeowners governed by homeowner associations the option to modify their landscape using synthetic turf to lower their water usage. The…
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Legislation protecting property owners from overzealous homeowners associations passed the Virginia House of Delegates unanimously Thursday, action that sends it to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) desk for approval. Read More… Included Home Owner’s Rights: 1.…
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According to a 2012 federal court opinion from California ( Iniestra v. Cliff Warren Investments), a pool rule requiring adult supervision violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) because it discriminated against families with children. In explaining its…
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This year, the Tennessee Legislature is considering the Tennessee Homeowners Association Act (HB 610/SB 405). It was introduced on February 11, 2015. As yet, we have not had an opportunity to digest the proposed Act in its entirety. That being said, it…
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Illinois community associations may now communicate electronically with their owners, but that doesn’t mean they can cut their paper and postage budgets. Many practical details must be worked out before… Read More…
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This measure, which was a request from the Willow Shade Homeowners’ Association in Culpeper, exempts non-compensated employees and directors of a homeowners’ association from the requirement to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This measure will…
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Keep appropriate reserves. Financially allow for the unexpected. Prepare for big capital intensive projects. Read More on each…
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The bill specifies that, if a holder of an evidence of debt against a property subject to a foreclosure sale causes the foreclosure sale to be continued, the holder is liable for any common expense assessments made against the property under the “Colorado…
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State reps. Nelson Hardwick, Mike Ryhal and others have filed a wide-ranging HOA bill that would address many of the concerns residents have about homeowners associations. The bill would — among other things — limit the time developers could keep absolute…
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In another appellate ruling on a case involving significant delays by a bank in a residential foreclosure, the First District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s decision that awarded first-priority lien rights to a condominium association in…
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