A Half Truth is Still a Lie….and It Could Cost You

Telling an outright lie is something that most would consider “wrong” but what happens when you lie by omission? What happens when that omission occurs during the course of conducting business…or conducting business as an officer of a corporation? In a recent court case the 9th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals determined just that when considering a case between an insurance company and a California Homeowners Association. In Atain Specialty Insurance Company Read more…

2023 Davis-Stirling Act

Roseman Law, APC has formatted the 2023 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: 2023 Davis-Stirling Act We hope this resource is a valuable tool for our clients. Please Read more…

California Common Interest Developments 2023 Legislative Update and Case Law Update

AB916 Effective January 1, 2023 Enacts Government Code Section 65850.02. AB 916 prohibits cities or counties from requiring a public hearing as a condition of reconfiguring an existing dwelling unit to increase the number of bedrooms – so long as the number of bedrooms is not increasing by more than two (2). The intention of AB 916 is to streamline the permitting process to increase housing supply to address the ongoing housing shortage issue in Read more…

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…