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NOISY NEIGHBORS:  HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION TURN THE SOUND DOWN? 

LHC Newsletter Vol. 10, No. 2

 

NOISY NEIGHBORS:  HOW DOES THE ASSOCIATION TURN THE SOUND DOWN? (And, does it have to in all cases?)

By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Most of us love dogs, but not when we can’t see them.  In some instances, we can only hear them.  What is…
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2018 Year-End Review of California Legislation and Appellate Court Decisions

By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

 

2018 Year-End Review of California Legislation and Appellate Court Decisions

NEW CASE LAW – 2018

Published Decisions: 

Artus v. Gramercy Towers Condominium Assn., (2018) 19 Cal.App. 5th 923.

SignificancePermanent injunctive relief or declaratory relief (or a request for…
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 New Laws taking effect January 1, 2019 and Impacting Community Associations

 New Laws taking effect January 1, 2019 and impacting Community Associations

 By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

 

NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019:

 

AB 1766.   Required Pool Safety Equipment.  This law will require that entities with defined public swimming pools which…
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“The CC&R Amendment Did Not Pass, What Now?”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 10, No. 1

“THE CC&R AMENDMENT DID NOT PASS, WHAT NOW?”

By:          Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq. and Michael D. Attar, Esq.

Virtually every Association suffers from apathy and/or indecision when it comes to voting on a proposed restatement or amendment to Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).  This apathy persists even when multiple…
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“2017 Year-End Review of California Legislation and New 2018 Laws As They Affect Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

 LHC Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 7

“2017 Year-End Review of California Legislation and New 2018 Laws As They Affect Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

By Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

NEW 2018 LAWS:

AB 407:  Assembly and Free Speech Rights on HOA Common…
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“2017 Year-End Review of California Court Decisions Affecting Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 6

 “2017 Year-End Review of California Court Decisions Affecting Community and Homeowners’ Associations”

 By Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Barbara A. Higgins, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

Published Decisions: 

          1. Tract No. 7260 Association, Inc. v. Parker (2017) 10 Cal. App. 5th 24


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“Tips for Dealing With Difficult People”

LHC Newsletter , Volume 9, No. 5

“Tips for Dealing With Difficult People”

By:  David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

Maybe it is me, maybe it is the world we live in, or maybe it is simply the new reality that general Board meetings are seemingly becoming more combative and hostile.

Most…
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“Insurance and Liability – Keeping Your Association Out of Court”

LHC Newsletter Vol 9, No. 4

“Insurance and Liability – Keeping Your Association Out of Court” 

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

 

Insurance, absolutely necessary and required for all common interest developments, but rarely understood.  Boards of Directors need to understand what happens when a Homeowners Association fails to have…
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Los Angeles Earthquake Retrofitting Ordinance:  Now That It Is The Law, What Are We Supposed To Do? LHC Newsletter Vol 9, No. 3

LHC Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 3

“Los Angeles Earthquake Retrofitting Ordinance:  Now That It Is The Law, What Are We Supposed To Do? “

By David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

You’ve heard the rumblings.  You’ve heard the discussions and debates.  You weren’t sure if what you heard was true.  Now you know.  Thousands of buildings within the…
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“A REVIEW OF 2016 CALIFORNIA COURT DECISIONS AFFECTING COMMUNITY AND HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS”

 LHC Newsletter Vol 9, No. 2

A REVIEW OF 2016 CALIFORNIA COURT DECISIONS AFFECTING COMMUNITY AND HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS”

By:  Robert D. Hillshafer

David A. Loewenthal

Barbara A. Higgins

 1. Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association v. McMullin  2016 S.O.S. 5455[*]

(A Quiet Title and Equitable Easement Case in favor…
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