A Virginia lawyer's compilation of articles and comments about legal issues involving condominiums, HOAs, timeshares and cooperatives.

 - A Virginia lawyer's compilation of articles and comments about legal issues involving condominiums, HOAs, timeshares and cooperatives.

California – HOAs could face fines under California drought rules

HOAs could face fines under California drought rules

Any homeowner associations that try to enforce rules requiring green lawns despite the drought could be fined under regulations approved this week by the state water board. The latest drought regulations adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board enable local water districts to fine associations that seek to prevent homeowners from reducing outdoor watering or letting their grass go brown in response to the drought.

 

California – Ziani Homeowners Ass’n v. Brookfield Ziani LLC

Ziani Homeowners Ass’n v. Brookfield Ziani LLC

Movants-appellants Ali Fadavi, Shadi Ghazi, Pamela Bacha, Mary Roll, Jenna Pearce, Joe Pearce, Michael Ehsani, Robert Glass, and Rocheda Reid appealed an order denying their motion to intervene in the underlying lawsuit on the grounds it was not timely. Brookfield Ziani LLC (Brookfield) constructed a condominium development in Newport Coast.

Maryland – Columbia church helps end homelessness one condo at a time

Columbia church helps end homelessness one condo at a time

For the past 13 years, Rev. Heather Kirk-Davidoff and members of the Kittamaqundi Community Church have participated in Grassroots’ Cold Weather Shelter program, along with other Howard County congregations, to provide the homeless with warm beds, transportation, meals and laundry on a weekly basis from November through March.