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6 Common HOA Nuisances and How to Handle Them

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?

HOA Duty to Address the Upstairs Unit’s Noisy Floors

HOAs of multi-level condominiums or other developments are probably familiar with nuisances caused by noisy neighbors, with a majority of complaints coming from unapproved flooring. Associations have a legal responsibility to address and resolve theses noise nuisances or else face expensive litigation and fees.

Barking Dogs in HOAs: How to Handle Pet-Related Nuisances

How much barking is too much? What constitutes a noise nuisance? Boards of directors need a basis for determining valid noise complaints from unreasonable ones. Associations should adopt definitions in their governing documents regarding troublesome animals

Tree Disputes in HOAs: What the Law Says

Trees are beautiful, but they can cause headaches for homeowners association residents and board members. Disputes related to view obstruction, mess, and property damage can all spark legal problems. Learn what California law has to say about trees in HOAs.

§4255 - Airport Influence Areas

  1. If a common interest development is located within an airport influence area, a declaration, recorded after January 1, 2004, shall contain the following statement:

    "NOTICE OF AIRPORT IN VICINITY

Smoking in HOAs: Conflict, Restrictions, & Liability

Many community associations face an increased number of complaints from non-smokers about their smoking neighbors and are being asked to take action. Some associations are responding to this increased regulation by adopting smoking restrictions, while others

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