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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Green Amenities for HOA Property

Electric Car charging stationThere are nearly 100,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)  in California – 40 percent of the national PEV market.  Your homeowners association may have already received requests for charging stations on the property, especially in regions such as the Bay Area, greater Los Angeles, and San Diego where PEV adoption rates are high and many people live in multi-unit dwellings.

2014 Legislation: AB 2565 - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Renters

Subject to certain conditions, AB 2565 would compel a lessor in an association to permit a lessee to install an electric vehicle charging station, provided the lessee agress in writing to various requirements related to costs, insurance, and potential damages. 

Please Park Responsibly: The Ins and Outs of Parking Rules

Although CA State regulates private property towing, it gives each city the freedom to write more restrictive municipal codes.  Some cities require the properties to pay for permits to allow them to tow vehicle using permitted tow companies, who also pay for their permits.  Even before the car is towed, the cost for the private property tow is adding up in the way of permits and license fees to the city.  It is not fair to blame the property manager or the tow company for all of the outrageous fees to claim a vehicle, but it is fair to say the vehicle driver controls the outcome from where they park their car.

Are HOAs Allowed to Tow? Parking Enforcement Rules and Rights

All board members know, whether they’ve served for a month or a decade, the frustrations of parking restrictions. This article discusses the difference between private and public street parking as well as the steps to take for a lawfully authorized tow to help your HOA better understand its parking rules and rights.

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