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Fake HOA Files Real Liens

Fake HOA Files Real Liens

. By Jennifer Felten  Tony Navarro, a resident of Missouri, was told by his neighbors to ignore the HOA invoices he receives in the mail. He was told the invoices are a scam, and the neighborhood does not have an HOA. However, right before Christmas last year, a $445 lien was filed against his property, […]

Yes, HOA Can Sell Property for Delinquent Fees

Yes, HOA Can Sell Property for Delinquent Fees

By Jennifer Felten Howard Rich purchased a single-family residence at an execution sale.  The execution sale was conducted to satisfy a judgment against Yung-Shen Steven Lee.  Rich was a third-party purchaser.  The plaintiff and judgement creditor was Spyglass Hill Community Association, the HOA which managed the residence where Lee lived.  After the sale, the trial […]

State Law Prohibits Cities from Enforcing Brown Lawn Ordinances: Brown is the New Green

State Law Prohibits Cities from Enforcing Brown Lawn Ordinances: Brown is the New Green

By Jennifer Felten The state of California is a little low on water. In fact, on January 17, 2014, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency relative to the water shortage and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to make water immediately available. Despite the water shortage, local ordinances in many areas require […]

HOAs & Landlords Required to Permit Clotheslines — California is now a ‘Right to Dry’ State

HOAs & Landlords Required to Permit Clotheslines — California is now a ‘Right to Dry’ State

By Jennifer Felten The environmental movement has won another battle in California; they’ve brought clotheslines back in an attempt to save energy. As such, California is now a “right to dry” state. The new law, which went into effect January 1st of this year, voids provisions in HOA governing documents that effectively prohibit or unreasonably […]

Roll out that artificial turf: Governor signs bill for HOA’s to install it without fines

Roll out that artificial turf: Governor signs bill for HOA’s to install it without fines

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide homeowners governed by homeowner associations (HOAs) the freedom to install artificial turf to lower their water use without fear of fines. The bill was designated by an overwhelming margin of the Legislature to be an urgent matter, […]

Camarillo Springs still Vulnerable

Camarillo Springs still Vulnerable

At the Camarillo City Council meeting on May 27, 2015, several Camarillo Springs homeowners expressed their concerns. Barbara Williams, HOA President, made a strong statement regarding the vulnerability of homes in the path of debris flows. It has been 5 ½ months since the last debris flow caused by heavy rains. Ms. Williams expressed the […]

HOA’s can create rules to limit vacation rentals–Real Estate Case of the Month

HOA’s can create rules to limit vacation rentals–Real Estate Case of the Month

By Jennifer Felten Oak Shores Community Association v. Robert C. Burlison, Jr. In this case a couple of owners in a homeowners association challenged some rules imposed by the association relative to limitations on short term leasing. This particular homeowners association, named Oak Shores Community Association, consists of 851 parcels of land. Six hundred sixty […]

Camarillo City Council: Approved final estimates for Camarillo Springs cleanup

Camarillo City Council: Approved final estimates for Camarillo Springs cleanup

The Camarillo City Council approved final pay estimates for the Camarillo Springs debris clean up and hillside improvements designed to contain future debris flows. The payments totaled $966.200. A breakout of final reimbursement sources and amounts was not provided.  The federal government funded a grant to cover 75% of the project costs. See previous articles […]

Camarillo Council pushes plan to protect besieged Camarillo Springs

Camarillo Council pushes plan to protect besieged Camarillo Springs

The Camarillo City Council moved forward with a plan to permanently shore up the besieged Camarillo Springs community at the Council meeting on Wednesday, December 10th. The City has coordinated emergency interventions to hold back the debris flows which first impacted the community during the Halloween rain storm HERE. A stop gap plan is under […]