SB 2661 seeks to change the balance of power between associations and owners in connection with the collection of charges other than maintenance fees. The current law requires owners to “pay first and dispute later” with respect to charges imposed by the association – i.e., that owners must pay the amounts claim by the association and then have the option of going to Small Claims Court or filing for mediation and arbitration. This bill proposes to [Read More...]
Categories: Glossary Tags: CAI, CCAL
Fellows of the College of Community Association Lawyers are attorneys practicing community association law that have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution or practice of community association law. Admission requirements include: (1) 7 or more years of practice with a concentration in community association law; (2) substantial writing in the area of community association law; (3) significant teaching on community association law; and (4) community service or legislative activity. The College plans and presents what [Read More...]
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Monday, January, 18th, 2016 at 11:35 pm by Richard S. Ekimoto, Esq.
Categories: Firm News
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Categories: Hawaii Legislation
House Bill 34 would amend both the Residential Cooperative Statute and the Hawaii Condominium Act to permit condominiums and coops to prohibit smoking in the common areas and units by rule. The bill was heard on January 30, 2013, but has been scheduled for further hearing on February 4, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in House Conference Room 325. The Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 945 was heard by the Senate Health Committee on January 30, [Read More...]
Categories: Collections & Foreclosure, Community Association Management, Federal Law & Regulations
A few days ago, the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii ruled that a management company is not a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). Although the legal principles in the decision are not particularly new, it does provide an opportunity to discuss the FDCPA and management companies. The FDCPA requires debt collectors to meet certain requirements in the collection of a debt, including a requirement to provide the [Read More...]