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The Election Law Overhall (SB 323)

» Posted October 16, 2019News

On October 13, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 323 into law. The new provisions will be effective on January 1, 2020. This new law contains numerous changes to existing election laws and will require that all homeowners associations amend their election rules. Further, because the new law does not allow changes to election rules within ninety (90) days of an election, all boards should be reviewing this issue with legal counsel as quickly as possible to avoid potential problems. This applies especially to associations that hold the annual election between January and April.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SB 1016 - EVCS

» Posted September 18, 2018News

On September 13, 2018, Governor Brown issued two executive orders designed to encourage the use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions created by gas-using vehicles.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: AB 2912 - Financials

» Posted September 18, 2018News

Assembly Bill 2912 was drafted with the express intent of preventing fraudulent activities by management companies.

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National Rat Catcher’s Day

» Posted July 22, 2018News

Today is National Rat Catcher’s Day. For real! It commemorates the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin and is a day to say thanks to all the exterminators out there. Here are some fun facts about rats and the people that we rely on to keep them away from us:

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

» Posted June 27, 2018Articles

When sending pre-lien letters to delinquent homeowners, it is important to ensure that the letters comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The FDCPA was created as a safeguard to assure that debt collectors fully disclose to debtors the details of the debts owed. Specifically, the FDCPA requires a debt collector to disclose to the debtor the amount of the debt owed, to whom the debt is owed, the right to dispute the debt within 30 days of receipt of the letter, and the right to obtain verification of the debt. If the debtor decides to dispute the debt and submits this request in writing to the debt collector within the 30-day period, the debt collector is required to stop the collection process until the debtor receives mailed verification of the debt owed.  

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