Newsletters

LHC Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 3

Why Do Management Companies Do This To Themselves Ways In Which Managers Create Liability

By: David A. Loewenthal & Robert D. Hillshafer

Management companies, for the most part, have become more sophisticated over the last several years. This is as a result of education and training that many management companies are requiring of their managers,…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 2

HOW THE FIRST AMENDMENT IMPACTS WHAT IS SAID AT AN HOA MEETING: THE ANTI-SLAPP STATUTE

By: Kevin P. Carter

It is almost commonplace at Association or Board of Director meetings for tempers to flare or emotions to run high, leading to very animated exchanges between members and members or members and directors. Some of these…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 1

ENFORCEMENT OF VIEW RESTRICTIONS: WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT AND HOW FAR MUST (SHOULD) AN ASSOCIATION GO?

By: Robert D. Hillshafer, Esq.

Without a doubt, one of the most contentious types of dispute which can arise in California single family home development is one involving interference or impairment of view. One of the reasons that such…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 4

Everything you always wanted to know about Operating Rules.

By David, A. Loewenthal, Esq.

Operating Rules are a tool frequently used by a Board of Directors of an Association in attempting to better manage and operate the common interest development. Unlike Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions that require membership approval, Operating Rules can be drafted and…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 3

Protecting Your Investment: Steps to Take to Avoid Being Underinsured

Your home, like most Californians’, is your life’s most expensive purchase. Consequently, the protection of such a valuable asset requires you to regularly review your homeowners or condominium owners insurance to ensure it is updated to include improvements, major purchases and increased rebuilding costs. This…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 2

Updating the Association’s Governing Documents: Amending vs. Restating and Everything in Between

By David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

As Association governing documents, i.e. Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Bylaws age, such documents become increasingly antiquated as the statutory laws that govern Common Interest Developments change. Thus, Boards of Directors are faced with the dilemma of determining…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 5, No. 1

The Time is Now to Inspect Your Property

By: David A. Loewenthal and Robert D. Hillshafer, Partners

As we enter 2011, we are hopefully moving away from the worst real estate market in the last eighty (80) years. Unfortunately, the effects of the last twelve (12) years of the real estate market will likely plague…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 5

Announcement – LHC Partners Obtain $3,246,500 For 23 Unit Condominium Association (Traviatta v. TBCI Concrete Structures, et al.)

We are pleased to announce that LHC recently obtained more than $3,230,000 in pre and post trial settlements for the homeowners association of a 23 unit condominium project in Los Angeles. The Traviatta project suffered from construction…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 4

Understanding FHA Rules – Easier said than done

By: David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

In the current economic climate, many associations struggle with budgets, delinquent accounts, foreclosures, and many other related issues. This said, indications are that new and some first time buyers are returning to the market. In better times, Federal Housing Authority (FHA) loan…
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LHC Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 3

NAVIGATING THROUGH LITIGATION*

By David A. Loewenthal, Esq.

*This newsletter contains highlighted excerpts from the January 2010 CACM Law Seminar Presentation that I co-authored with Larry Russell, Esq. of Russell and Mallett LLP. A link is provided below to a PDF file of the entire presentation text: (Navigating Through Litigation)

One of the most…
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