HOA Liens: Can Your HOA Foreclose?

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HOAs in California have a lot of power. Most homeowners are vaguely aware that HOAs can obtain liens. Some homeowners have “a friend of a friend” who was foreclosed upon. But most do not know what the extent of an HOA’s authority to file a lien or foreclose entails.

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Can My HOA Stop Me From Installing Solar Panels?

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The California Legislature understands the importance of energy efficiency. That’s a big part of why it implemented the California Solar Rights Act, articulated in Civil Code section 714 and 714.1. This statue prevents HOA governing documents from effectively restricting or prohibiting the installation of solar energy systems in the interest of individual homeowners. Good news.

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