Education

Latest Articles

Smoking, noisy floors, rambunxious children, and barking dogs are often the subject of HOA nuisance complaints. When do these issues qualify as a nuisance and when is the board obligated to act? ...
In 2017, California HOAs will feel the impact of new California laws, federal laws, and court decisions. ...
Mold is a serious problem. These 8 strategies can help HOA boards to remedy the problem, help the affected owner, and protect the association from additional liability. ...
When HOA members decide to remove their board of directors, the board has to participate in the process. This article explains the board's responsibilities. ...
12 tips for evaluating your current HOA management company or for finding a new one.  ...
If your association permits short-term rentals (e.g. Airbnb), clear guidelines will help your owners and protect the HOA. ...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Educational Seminar

Embassy Suites
San Rafael, CA

Free registration for pre-registered ECHO HOA Members! The Marin Seminar features an excellent cast of attorneys. If you haven't attended an ECHO Educational Seminar yet, don't miss this opportunity!

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Educational Seminar

Hotel Paradox
611 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Free admission for pre-registered ECHO HOA Members! Join us at the Santa Cruz Educational Seminar and learn from our team of HOA experts. Agenda details coming soon.

Board Member Essentials

A Board Member's (and Management Professor's) Perspective How good is your association's management company? Are you getting the service you are paying for? Is better service available at a better price? Should you make a change? How can you tell? These questions probably concern board members...

For decades, HOA Boards have communicated news and events to their members using a method developed by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439 – the hardcopy newsletter. Often delivered monthly to the doorstep of every resident, the paper newsletter has reliably provided a snapshot of information for your...

Homeowners association board members and owners often wonder if their manager is really doing what they should be doing. Is the manager doing too much or not enough? To answer these questions, you'll need to create some clear guidelines that you can use to conduct an evaluation. Those guidelines...

Here is a brief summary of the tax reporting and filing requirements for your association. For further information, contact your association’s CPA or accounting professional. HOA Tax Return Deadlines Employment Tax Returns Standard Deadline: 30 Days After End of Each Calendar Quarter...