ONLINE Training for HOA Directors, Officers, Board Members & Members
The California Department of Real Estate was asked by our legislature to create an ONLINE training course for HOA directors California Civil Code §5400
This has not been done, no budget?, so we created this website.
Who is in charge of the association?
The homeowners are in charge of the association. The board answers to the homeowners. DRE Publication 39
Analysis CARA CA Alliance of Retired Americans comments, "In its study of the state's 36,000 common interest developments, the California Research Bureau reported that associations either do not disclose to homeowners how their money is being spent or else they report it inaccurately.
The report also states that between 14-20 percent of all lawsuits filed by shareholders against associations are for financial mismanagement. AB 1098 (2005) corrects this lack of disclosure by association boards and lack of knowledge by homeowners. It assures that association shareholders (i.e., homeowners) have access to the association financial records to find out how boards are spending the billions under their control. It makes good fiscal sense that homeowners, who have the biggest financial stake, should be watching the books. Committee Hearing AB 1098 April 2005 * AB 314 1985
Brown Act - Father of Davis Stirling
“The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.” Gov’t Code § 54950. * First Amendment Coalition *
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There isn’t a whole lot “any” of training for the Condo Davis Stirling act, however Davis Stirling parallels and is based on the Brown Act (Brown Act for Guidance. Davis Stirling.com) for public bodies, like City – Municipal Government, so a lot of our information, especially video, interpretation, Q & A, implementation has been used on this site. One excellent example is the 1st Amendment Coalition Brown Act Primer
While Property Managers do have certifications they can study for, that does nothing for the Boards who are in control and cannot delegate most of their duties. One certainly should not rely on a property manager for ANY legal questions. It could well get them in legal trouble for the unlawful practise of law.
“Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.” – Buddha [Gautama Sidd] fear not law.com/
At this time, our site will concentrate on the
Excellent Material for the remainder of topics in the Davis Stirling Common Interest Act is available on several Attorney Sponsored Websites and of course in the Law on the CA State Website §4000 et seq. While they may be excellent sites for reference, they don’t really do any training.
Learning Materials for
New Owners in a Condominium Association
- Guide for New Owners in a Condominium Association
- Understanding Insurance Needs
- Hon. Lawrence Stirling - Interview of History of Davis-Stirling
Our webpage on Insurance you should consider if you are living in a condominium or homeowner association
Get a quote from an associate of ours inscenter.com/homeowner-insurance
Sub – Child Pages
- Common Area
- How to do a Financial Review §5500
- Open Meeting Act §4900 Table of Contents
- Biz can only be done at Noticed Board Meetings 4910
- Election Rules – 2020
- Open Meeting Act – Enforcement – Section 4955
- Right to address Complaints & Grievances?
- Records Inspection §5200 et seq
- Site Map
- Video’s Online Condo HOA Board Training