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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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“REVIEW OF LEGISLATION AND APPELLATE DECISIONS AFFECTING HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATIONS IN 2015”

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, Esq.

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

    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…
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    “ROGUE DIRECTORS: MANAGING THE CRISIS AND MITIGATING THE DAMAGE”

    LHC Newsletter Vol. 7, No. 4

    “ROGUE DIRECTORS: MANAGING  THE CRISIS AND MITIGATING THE DAMAGE”

    By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

    Although it is not necessarily a routine occurrence, an Association director going “rogue” and potentially wreaking havoc within an Association happens often enough that managers and board members should be aware of the possibility, and…
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