Recent Case Decisions articles

Picture of a common interest development which are usually governed by an HOA and has CC&Rs.

May an HOA impose fees and enact new rules specific to absentee owners who rent out their properties to short-term renters?

May an HOA impose fees and enact new rules specific to absentee owners who rent out their properties to short-term renters?

An absentee owner of a property in a common interest development (CID) managed by a homeowners’ association (HOA) rents out their property to short-term vacation renters.

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Is an owner entitled to money losses when a mortgage holder forecloses while a mortgage modification application is pending?

A homeowner obtains a purchase-assist mortgage and later defaults. The mortgage holder begins foreclosure and eventually records a notice of trustee’s sale (NOTS), after which a new servicer takes over the mortgage.

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May an HOA that does not properly disclose an alternative dispute resolution direct a homeowner to modify alterations done in violation of HOA rules?

An owner of an upstairs condominium unit replaces their carpet without obtaining the approval of the homeowners’ association (HOA). The HOA requests an ADR for the owner modify the flooring to remain consistent with HOA rules.

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Does the transfer of a property encumbered by a lease exceeding 35 years exempt the property from reassessment?

A county reassesses a property after the discovery of a sale made after a lease extension. The county requires the tenant to pay the property taxes, and tenant wants a refund.

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