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Senate Bill 326: Balcony Inspections Are A Requirement

On August 30, 2019, the Governor approved Senate Bill No. 326 (“SB 326”), which amends Civil Code Section 5551 and requires associations to conduct an inspection of their exterior elevated elements (i.e., balconies, decks, patios, stairways, walkways, and their railings) and the associated waterproofing systems, to determine if they...

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Springtime is Pest Time in Southern California

SPRINGTIME IS PEST TIME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Springtime in Southern California signals new beginnings. Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, new creatures are born, and life begins anew. Along with all of this new life comes some more unwelcome activity as critters find their way into your picnics, sporting events, backyards,...

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New Year, New HOA Laws

As we embark on 2022, LBPM would like to invite you to a complimentary webinar to review the legal updates that affect homeowners associations.  LBPM in conjunction with attorney Jeff Beaumont will focus on recent changes and highlight the essential need to know updates for a successful 2022.  Topics...

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30-Second HOA Insurance Checkup!

1)  Our owners are aware of what the master insurance policy covers, and what they’re responsible for individually. Board Members are often surprised how many unit owners fail to purchase individual insurance coverage to supplement the HOA’s protection. In studies conducted on condominium associations, as many as 25% neglect...

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What is a Reserve Study & Why is it Important?

A reserve study is a detailed report that assists common interest developments (CID) in planning for long-term common area repair and replacement expenses. A CID exists when there is individual ownership of a house or condominium along with the shared ownership or right of use to common areas. These...

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Living In A Homeowners Association

Of the 74 million people who live in HOAs across the United States,  over 14 million are in California?   What it is to be a Volunteer Board Member Many people love living in associations because they get the full benefits of using amenities such as swimming pools, fitness rooms,...

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