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SHOUTING FIRE IN A CROWDED CHAT ROOM: HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND CENSORSHIP

Social Media & Censorship The benefits of social media to homeowners associations (“HOAs”) and management companies are indisputable.  An HOA’s use of social media can increase transparency and efficiently place volumes of information a mouse click away from interested HOA members. HOAs can also use social media to provide a platform for HOA members to […]

Preventative Maintenance and Impact on Reserves

California Law requires homeowners associations to prepare a reserve study every three years in order to properly plan for funding the maintenance, repair and replacement of common area “major components”. The purpose of the reserve study is to anticipate when major repairs will be needed, and to ensure the funds are available in the reserve […]

Ask the Expert

Is an association obligated to provide board candidates access to association media for campaign purposes, and what action, if any, can the association take if campaign materials are derogatory, inflammatory or otherwise controversial? Associations are not obligated to provide board candidates access to association media for campaign purposes. Association election procedures are governed by Civil […]