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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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” 2016/2017:  NEW LAWS & LEGISLATION IMPACTING HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS”

LHC Newsletter Vol. 9, No. 1

 “2016/2017:  NEW LAWS & LEGISLATION IMPACTING HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS

STATE LEGISLATION AND LAWS:

 

By:  Robert D. Hillshafer

David A. Loewenthal

Barbara A. Higgins

 

Civil Code § 4775 (Effective January 1, 2017) (aka…
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“Association Enforcement Options:  Where Do We Go From Here?”

LHC Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 5

“Association Enforcement Options:  Where Do We Go From Here?”

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

In the ever combative world of homeowner associations, Boards of Directors must often decide how to deal with a member who is violating the Association’s governing documents or creating issues that are negatively impacting the…
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“NOT ALL MEETINGS ARE CREATED EQUALLY”

LHC Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 4

“NOT ALL MEETINGS ARE CREATED EQUALLY”

 By: David A. Loewenthal

For those of us who have been involved in the homeowner association industry for a number of years, it is well understood that the purpose of the Open Meeting Act (Civil Code section 4925) is to ensure that most…
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“SHORT TERM RENTALS:  SHOULD A HOME BE A HOTEL?”

LHC Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 3

“SHORT TERM RENTALS:  SHOULD A HOME BE A HOTEL?”

By:      David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

As we continue through the 21st Century, commonly called the Century of Sharing, and as more and more people attempt to determine how to do more with less, car sites such…
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“THE PROPOSED CC&R AMENDMENT DID NOT PASS, WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?”

LHC Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 2

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

By:      Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Michael D. Attar, Esq.

So you have attempted to amend the Association’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s) without success.  What do you do now after having…
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