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Our firm publishes articles addressing popular issues faced by our clients and industry partners. The information contained in the articles below may be of value to you, your Association and its management.

El Nino – Is this it?

Potential for “Godzilla” El Niño This Winter – IS THIS IT?

“El Niño” is a weather condition that can spell disaster for Southwestern United States residents. Flooding, mudslides, coastal erosion, earth movement and massive property damage have been familiar repercussions of previous El Niño winters in California and other Southwestern states. Present wind patterns and water temperatures indicate a severe El Niño is developing and looking eerily similar to the 1997 – 1998 El Niño. In California, that storm caused over $500 million dollars’ worth of damage. Has it arrived?

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January 14, 2016 - Library, News & Events

Before Disaster Strikes

THERE ARE MANY WAYS WE CAN PROTECT OUR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (HOA) COMMUNITIES and individual homes prior to a disaster occurring. While there are different types of disasters depending on where you live, California is most prone to earthquakes, floods and fires. It is important for communities to have a “before, during and after” emergency plan.

Savvy managers and homeowners look to long-term safety plans for their communities and residents well before a disaster strikes. Communities and residents should know what steps to take when preparing for a disaster. Earthquakes usually come with no warning. Floods and fires are a little more predictable, giving residents and managers more of a warning before disaster strikes.

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August 7, 2015 - Library, News & Events

Navigating the New Act

As the conclusion of 2013 draws near, the upcoming year will usher in new information for us all to learn – courtesy of our legislature. Fortunately for everyone, the revised Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (Act), effective January 1, 2014, has been rewritten to become more logical, simpler, and consolidated. The revision standardizes terminology in the Act and clarifies the meaning of provisions.

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December 8, 2013 - Library, News & Events