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Homes Columns

New law improves online protections for homeowners

Pursuant to SB 378, that was adopted this session and went into law earlier this year, entities processing homeowner payment transactions are now required to maintain a minimum of $5 million dollars in cyber-security insurance “that provides coverage for losses arising out of or relating to data breaches, unauthorized intrusions into an information system, computer viruses, ransomware, identity theft and similar exposures.”

HOAs can buy flood insurance but it’s expensive

Is it possible for the HOA to purchase flood insurance for the complex even though it is not in a high-risk flood zone?

New law will allow HOA electronic voting for elections, recalls

Assembly Bill 309 allows HOAs to utilize electronic voting for elections and recalls. It also allows HOAs to use autopay and opens the door to development of new management transition requirements.

Homeowners say HOA is doing things right

The board is striving to keep this a nice place to live, where our now grown kids enjoy coming back with theirs for visits.

HOAs not required to carry flood insurance

You can contact the Regional Flood Control District that can tell you if your home is in a designated flood zone.

Homeowner says HOA doesn’t communicate well

First, there should be no issue for the management company to inform you as to the checklist that is used by the inspector.

Homeowners can meet to air concerns about HOA

Homeowners do have the right to meet to discuss their concerns about their association. Unlike board meetings which have to be disclosed to the membership, this group can have private undisclosed meetings.

Columnist Barbara Holland celebrates 25 years of HOA QA

For over 25 years, Holland dedicated her time and expertise to Las Vegas homeowners’s concern through her column, which is published on Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s real estate section.

Barbecue grills must be approved by the HOA

The grill has to have a top that encloses the fire. In addition, barbecues have to be approved by the association. Also, the barbecue fire must be in accordance with city or county ordinances.

High-rise ‘service dogs’ appear to be regular pets

Under the Fair Housing Act, if a disability is not open and obvious, and or the nexus between the need for a service/emotional animal is not clear, you have the right to request medical information or further information.

Painting the house? Get HOA approval in writing

Many associations are revising their paint charts based on age of the community, ability to find the paint color or updating the paint colors for a more modern look.

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