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Homeowners Association Related Blogs Series

Homeowners Association (HOA) Law

Lately, Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP has received calls regarding Homeowners Association matters.  The attorneys at Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP would like to share a few of their previously posted blogs pertaining to HOA matters. Our firm has handled many disputes dealing with such matters. If you need legal representation for an HOA related issue or any other real estate related matter, don’t hesitate to contact us at (650) 327 – 2900 or visit us at 

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3 Things to Look Out For When Buying Into an HOA 

When a buyer is handed a thick stack of documents from the property management company and faced with just a few days to remove the inspection contingency, it’s tempting to avoid reading these poorly photocopied, blurry, text-dense pages. Don’t avoid reading these critical documents!

What are the CC&R’s? They stand for…


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HOA Litigation: A How To Guide

Recently, there has been a rise in disputes between homeowners and their Homeowners’ Associations (“HOAs”).  While many HOAs are willing to work with their members, others prove to be less accommodating.  In these cases, the law has provided specific procedures to resolve disputes between HOAs and homeowners.

As a matter of law, HOAs are required to have an…


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Can the City Restrict What Kind of Antenna I can Have?

As a general rule, the First Amendment protects one’s right to receive ‘suitable access’ to meaningful television broadcasts (seriously!).  City ordinances restricting height, screening, and setback of satellite dishes that are content neutral are a valid regulation for health, safety, and aesthetics and do not violate the First Amendment.  Regulations issued under the Federal Communications Act preempt local regulation of satellite dishes, unless the ordinance has…

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Real Estate Contracts & Transactions

Out of Contract? Not So Fast…

by Adam Pedersen, Esq. on August 28, 2018

In the highly-competitive real estate market in California, agents are being more aggressive in enforcing contract terms. So before you tell your client that you are “out of contract”, you might want to be sure the contract is actually cancelled! [Read More]

Landlord & Tenant Law

What a Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit Really Means

by Brewer Firm Team on September 20, 2018

It is after Labor Day weekend and that means school supplies, summer vacation credit card bills, and preparing for the holidays. With all these added costs, the tenant may not have enough money to pay rent and the landlord serves [Read More]

Real Estate Contracts & Transactions

Can A Buyer Back Out of a Non-Contingent Offer?

by Simon Offord, Esq. on October 2, 2018

In my last article, we discussed liquidated damages in the context of a residential real estate purchase contract.  This article will examine whether a buyer may have a right to back out of a contract and receive their full deposit [Read More]