Politics In Your HOA

How far is too far? As we approach another election season, you may begin seeing political signage, advertisements, or even receive requests to use association property for political events. Associations should tread with caution when considering restrictions involving these activities. Boards of directors are responsible for many duties with respect to governing the association, and often have the difficult task of working to maintain the peace. One way a board may believe it can maintain Read more…

Tackling Theft

A Look at Security Risks and What Associations Can Do To Limit Liability Many associations struggle with security on a regular basis. Boards and managers wonder – to what extent are we responsible for the security of our association and our members? Under California law, an association has a duty to exercise due care for the safety of its residents in areas under association control. Generally, an association is not liable for crimes of third Read more…

A New Flood of Water Restrictions

What does this mean for HOAs? As California continues to experience drought conditions, water districts across the state are implementing water restrictions in an attempt to mitigate the dry conditions. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which uses a five-category system from abnormally dry to exceptional drought, 97.5% of the state is rated at severe, extreme, or exceptional drought. In response to the current drought emergency, following direction from Governor Newsom to increase conservation efforts, Read more…

More Water Restrictions Incoming

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“Water District”) has implemented restrictions limiting outdoor watering effective June 1, 2022, in response to the current drought emergency, following direction from Governor Newsom to increase conservation efforts. The restrictions limit outdoor watering to one day per week for approximately six million people throughout Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties. In addition, the Water District has asked all Southern California residents and businesses to cut water usage Read more…

2022 Davis-Stirling Act

Roseman Law, APC has formatted the 2022 Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act into an easily searchable, fully bookmarked PDF for your reference. You can view the Davis-Stirling Act below, or download it from the link at the bottom of this post. Feel free to click the following link to open and download a copy of the document for your reference: 2022 Davis-Stirling Act We hope this resource is a valuable tool for our clients. Please Read more…

Elections Timeline & Flowchart

As you may have heard, Assembly Bill 502 was passed and signed into law earlier this year, which now allows all associations of any size to take advantage of the election by acclamation process.  Unfortunately, there are a few new pre-ballot notice requirements to comply with, and this process can get pretty confusing. To make things easier, we have created an acclamation timeline and election flowchart to guide your through the process. We hope the Read more…

Senate Bill 432 – More Changes to Association Elections

Senate Bill 432 (“SB 432” or the “Bill”), taking effect on January 1, 2022, makes changes and provides clarification to homeowners’ associations’ election procedures and director candidate qualifications. First and foremost, the Bill resolves deadline conflicts with regards to recall elections caused by SB 323 which took effect on January 1, 2020. Generally, recall elections are called by a petition of the members, to which Corporations Code §7511(c) requires associations to hold recall elections no Read more…

Changing Requirements for Maintaining Association Funds and Insurance Policies

Managing association funds and maintaining association insurance are two important responsibilities the Board of Directors (“Board”), along with the association’s management company, must undertake. AB 1101 was recently passed and signed into law by Governor Newsom and became operative January 1, 2022. This new legislation requires the association’s managing agent to change the way association funds are deposited and maintained and requires the association to add additional insurance coverage to its books. These changes, including Read more…

SB 392 Signed! Changes to Individual and General Delivery

On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 392 (“SB 392”) into law. Roseman Law has received several requests to provide additional information on how SB 392 impacts community associations. This article provides a brief overview of SB 392 and important considerations regarding how associations provide their members with documents via general and individual delivery. What Topic Does SB 392 Cover? SB 392 mandates that an association shall deliver a document in Read more…

Virtual Meeting Notice

Virtual Meeting Notice

As we prepare to close out 2021, we would like to highlight some important new legislation that affects your common interest development. On September 23, 2021, Governor Newsom signed SB 391 into law as urgency legislation, and it became effective immediately.  SB 391 adds Section 5450 to the California Civil Code, establishing that California common interest developments are permitted to conduct board meetings and meetings of the membership via video or teleconference if gathering in Read more…