Increasing Your Knowledge While Expanding Your Networking
Increasing Your Knowledge While Expanding Your Networking By Nancy Adamczyk Hillcrest Gardens HOA Living in a community and serving on its HOA Board can be both challenging and rewarding. Being a member of CAI is one way to minimize the challenges and accentuate the rewards. Receiving the Channels of Communication Magazine from our local chapter is a great way to stay up to date on upcoming events and pertinent topics of interest to our communities. The CAI Membership Directory, published annually, is a useful tool in guiding members to business partners, helpful products, and beneficial services. The Common Ground, CAI Magazine, provides a wider scope of community association issues from a national perspective. Personally, I have found that our CAI luncheons, dinner meetings, and community faires are an excellent way for HOA Board members to increase their knowledge of relevant topics and expand their networking. A wide range of subject matter is covered by the speakers and I have found some useful information to take home with me every time. These events are well organized and always well attended. So, check it out and see what CAI membership can do for your community. Nancy Adamczyk HOA President Hillcrest Garden, Thousand Oaks, CA Nancy has been an educator and coach for 42 years. She is also a Water Safety Instructor Trainer and a First Aid Trainer with the Red Cross. Nancy has served on her own HOA board for the past 18 years.
Homeowners Associations Have Very Broad Powers to Exercise Architectural Control
Homeowner Associations Have Very Broad Power to Exercise Architectural Control By Glen Kulik – Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP One of the most important duties of any homeowner association is the exercise of architectural control. The concept is sometimes hard for new owners to understand because they tend to think, “This is my property and I can do whatever I want with it.” That is absolutely not the case in California – in fact, the foundation of any common interest development is that you give up your right to do whatever you want in exchange for knowing that your neighbor cannot just do whatever he wants. Your association can formulate rules that are right for your community, regardless of what the outside world does. In most cases, an association’s architectural rules can be stricter than what the city requires. As the California Supreme Court noted in Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Association, 8 Cal. 4th 361, 374 (1994),“the subordination of individual property rights to the collective judgment of the owners association together with restrictions on the use of real property comprise the chief attributes of owning property in a common interest development.” Thus, whether you live in a planned development of single family homes, a building with stacked condominiums, or a development with side-by-side townhomes, if your proposed alteration or improvement will be visible to anyone else, could impact your neighbors or their property, or could impact the common areas, the association is empowered to regulate it and has vast discretion to approve or disapprove any such alteration.
- The Association has very broad authority in the area of architectural control.
- Controlling What Can Be Built vs. Controlling the Construction Process.
- Written Rules or No Written Rules.
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- Homeowner Associations Have Very Broad Power to Exercise Architectural Control Kulik Gottesman Siegel & Ware LLP