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New Owners in a Condominium Association
Guide for New Owners in a Condominium Association
types of Insurance you should consider if you are living in a condominium or homeowner association
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Mortgage Insurance - pay off any loans or estate taxes - let your spouse & family stay in the home
Significance of Board Meeting Minutes
“Back in the day”, there was no requirement that a board adopt or post an agenda for meetings. Any item introduced for action could be acted on even if notice had not been given the members. This changed with the Open Meeting Act. It requires an association to post or distribute agendas
No nothing can be done outside of an Open Meeting
Previously, decisions by association boards could be made by email by “unanimous written consent” thus eliminating the need for an in-person board meeting. The concept was, if directors all agree on an action, there is no need to wait for a formal meeting for its implantation. The legislature changed that in the Common Interest Development Open Meeting Act. Except for emergencies, the Act prohibits the use of unanimous written consent (including email) and opts instead for more transparency so that association members can see and hear the board’s discussions on action items, even where the directors do not disagree.
Annual Budget Review
Online Training Video – Civil Code § 5400 Prior 1363.001 – Filling the Gap as apparently there are no funds available for the Dept of Real Estate or Consumer Affairs to develop an online training course. Here’s ours. Please send suggestions and comments or do that below.
Wikipedia on Davis Stirling
Life Insurance Buyers Guide
Video on how much coverage for death protection you need
Board Member Introductory Material
Guide for Serving on a Condo or HOA Board
A basic guide to board, annual and general meetings. How to run an effective meeting and keep it short.
How to Keep HOA Meetings Fair & Friendly
Robert DeNichilo, Esq on Now I'm on the Board - What did I get myself into?
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Father of Davis Sterling
Brown Act Essentials is an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to better understand their rights when accessing meetings and agendas of state and municipal agencies in California.
- Public Comment – Open Meeting Acts – Brown – Davis Stirling 4925
- Right to address Complaints & Grievances?
- Videos – Open Meeting Act §4000 & Brown
1st Amendment Coalition - Brown Act Primer
Common Area Insurance
What type of insurance should condominium and homeowner associations carry
Capital reserves are set aside for the maintenance and repair of capital items in condominium and homeowner associations. This may be roads, siding, roofs, swimming pool, or any other item the association is responsible for. This video provides basic information on how you should go about determining what goes into reserve planning and funding.
This video explains what condominium and homeowner association reserves are and how the association determines the proper amounts to set aside