Archive for August 2019

Noisy Hardwood Floors

QUESTION: The owner of an upper unit installed a wood floor less than a year ago that disturbed the tenants below so much that they moved out because they could not stand the noise. The owner is refusing to change the flooring or put down carpeting because of allergy concerns. Can we amend our CC&Rs…

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Self Defense

Legal Liability of a lethal force incident in HOA common areas  I am on the board of directors and I’ve always carried my firearm concealed whenever I’m working outside on the property for the last 5 years I’ve had the permit. If I am involved in a lethal force incident in the common areas (which…

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Water Heater Timer

WATER HEATER RECICULATING PUMP TIMERS SCHEDULING – IS THAT REALLY LEGAL? QUESTION:  The new president installed a timer on the water heater recirculating pump so that hot water only circulates during the hours of 6-10 am & 5-10 pm. During the remaining hours, it is necessary to open the water faucet a long time to obtain…

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Adding Handicap Access

QUESTION:  For years, I have been asking my association to install handicapped access to our pool and walkways. They said it would be ugly and refused. Should the board make an effort to have these things installed once asked? ANSWER: With some exceptions, the federal law known as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does…

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