Why are co-op share loans scarce?

November 5th, 2016

A mortgage broker explains why few institutions make loans to buyers of shares of housing co-ops.

Berkeley co-op lawsuits end

November 2nd, 2016

Two lawsuits involving a Berkeley senior housing cooperative came to an end on 27 October 2016, when the Alameda County Superior Court signed an order approving a settlement.

Primers on common interest developments

October 31st, 2016

Easy introductions explaining how common interest developments (also called community associations) work in California.

Agenda? What’s that?

October 30th, 2016

Laws require governing bodies to publish agendas but may fail to define that term. One lawyer decided to get the definition from “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure”.

Berkeley co-op lawsuit to end; what next?

October 20th, 2016

The Alameda County Superior Court has approved a settlement that brings to an end a 4-year-old lawsuit over governance practices at a Berkeley senior housing cooperative.

Lawyer to housing co-ops: You’re in a legal mess

October 16th, 2016

California attorney Adrian Adams has published a comment calling into question whether housing cooperatives can properly exist under California law. Does his analysis hold up?

Berkeley co-op: peace at last, or more litigation?

October 5th, 2016

Is Berkeley Town House nearing the end of 4½ years of litigation? Perhaps. In any case, a court hearing on 4 October offered an opportunity to vent frustrations, and there was venting galore.

Big law firm recommends breaking the law

July 24th, 2016

Law firm Adams Stirling has published another piece of free legal advice that could get housing communities in trouble and harm their peers, advocating illegal secret meetings.