September 8, 2012 |
A Kentucky doctor accused of shooting and killing one person and seriously injured another during a homeowners association meeting in Louisville pleaded not guilty Saturday. Mahmoud Hindi awalked into the meeting at a local church late Thursday and stayed for a short while before he pulled out a gun and began shooting, police said. Hindi tried to leave but was stopped by two people in the room, Louisville Metro Police Lt. Barry Wilkerson said at a news conference Friday, which was posted online by the Courier-Journal.
August 23, 2013 |
Question: Looking to buy a home, we found a single-family residence only to learn it had a homeowners association, so we looked at condominiums. Each had different documents. With the HOA fees on top of our mortgage payments, the house and condo became unaffordable. We want to buy that house but don't want to be part of the association. Can we remove it from the HOA? We're not understanding the concept of these developments and associations. We're at a loss what to look for when buying property.
July 19, 2013 |
Question: I've been president of our homeowners association for several years. We have fewer than 20 units and have managed to keep our HOA dues low at around $330 a month, mainly because we don't have earthquake insurance. We've saved a lot of money because we haven't paid for earthquake insurance for more than 15 years and have been very lucky. Do we have to get it? Answer: With one earthquake, your luck may run out. However, after 15 years of savings, and in the best interests of the association, the board should have been depositing those savings in an interest-bearing bank account.
October 3, 2010 |
Question: Our gated association has several swimming pools, tennis courts and lakes with boats. These amenities belong to the titleholders and are free of charge for owners, guests and renters because the fees are included in our monthly dues. For years, at least three times a week, one board director has been using the tennis courts for his personal gain, charging patrons for tennis lessons. Without association approval, he conducts classes of a dozen people per class and charges upward of $50 per hour for private lessons.
February 13, 2011 |
Question: My homeowners association's letterhead states we are "a non-common interest 55-plus senior community. " I obtained all the documents pertinent to our development from the Department of Real Estate as well as the county planning department's zoning descriptions and requirements. These documents make it clear that maintenance of common areas and facilities are incumbent on the association, which has a right to lien lot owners in default on assessment payments. Documents state that each lot "shall have a common area consisting of a 20-foot minimum setback along all adjoining boundary streets and a 15-foot side and rear setback along all non-street boundaries of the development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2002 |
A homeowners association expo and conference is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Santa Cruz Hall in Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Admission is free, but registration is recommended. For more information, call 658-1438 or respond via e-mail at www.cai-channelislands.org.