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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 proper general liability insurance, directors and…
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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 City of Los Angeles are under a…
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LHC Newsletter Vol 9, No. 2

 

By:  Robert D. Hillshafer

David A. Loewenthal

Barbara A. Higgins

 

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

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

(A Quiet Title and Equitable Easement Case in favor of the Association)

Significance:  This case…
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LHC Newsletter Vol 9, No. 1

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

STATE LEGISLATION AND LAWS:

 

By:  Robert D. Hillshafer

David A. Loewenthal

Barbara A. Higgins

 

Civil Code § 4775 (Effective January 1, 2017) (aka AB 968)

Responsibility for repair, replacement, or maintenance

Effective:  January 1, 2017


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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 Association.  Often times, Boards simply…
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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 board meetings and transactions are to…
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LHC Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 3

SHORT TERM RENTALS:  SHOULD A HOME BE A HOTEL?

 

By:      David A. Loewenthal

Robert D. Hillshafer

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 as Uber and Lyft have shown that…
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LHC Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 2

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

By:      Robert D. Hillshafer

David A. Loewenthal

Michael D. Attar

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 already spent considerable Association resources and much effort getting…
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LHC Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 1

REVIEW OF LEGISLATION AND APPELLATE DECISIONS

AFFECTING HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS IN 2015

Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

David A. Loewenthal

Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

 

Important Appellate Court Decisions

  • Huntington Continental Townhouse Association, Inc. v. Joseph A. Minor (2014) 2014 S.O.S. 4543.
  • Why significant:      It represents a continuing trend that is limiting the use of…
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    LHC Newsletter Vol 7, No. 5

    REVIEW OF NEW LEGISLATION AND APPELLATE DECISIONS AFFECTING HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION IN 2014

    By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

    Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP

    Important Appellate Court Decisions

    1.         Huntington Continental Townhouse Association, Inc. v. Joseph A. Minor (2014) 2014 S.O.S. 4543.

    Why significant:      It represents a continuing trend that is limiting the use of the foreclosure remedy…
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