CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Real Cost of “No Cost Collection”

By Calvin S. Rose, Esq. and Tracy R. Neal Esq.

Published in the CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter's
Connect 2016 2nd Quarter Magazine 

The “no cost collection” model has come under attack in recent years, culminating most recently in the collection case, Hanson v. JQD, LLC d/b/a Pro Solutions, (N.D. Cal., 2014) (“Hanson v. Pro Solutions”). California community associations and the common interest development industry at large have watched this case unfold, beginning with a homeowner filing a lawsuit against a assessment collection services provider, and culminating in takeaways that will undoubtedly resonate throughout California.

Assessments have been termed the “lifeblood” of an association. Assessments are the sole source of income for associations, from which association expenses are paid, including daily operating expenses to common area maintenance and repairs. Boards have a fiduciary duty to levy and collect assessments. Like most businesses, community associations and the boards that run the day-to-day business of an association, seek out services at the best price, which in some cases may mean the lowest price.  As a result, delinquent assessment collection services at no cost have appealed to community associations as they are non-profit corporations operating on a zero budget. Hanson v. Pro Solutions, however, has shown the potential real cost of “no cost collection”.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter's Evening at the Winery to Benefit CLAC

BGT are proud to be “Friends of CLAC” sponsors at the CAI-Greater Inland Empire’s Evening at the Winery… an event benefiting the California Legislation Action Committee (CLAC) held In Temecula on May 13th.  CLAC is the largest advocacy organization in America dedicated to monitoring legislation, educating elected state lawmakers, and protecting the interests of those living in homeowners associations in California.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter January Luncheon

BGT Associate Brittany A. Ketchum will be presenting at the CAI-Greater Inland Empire’s Advanced Essentials Course on Reserves and Maintenance, prior to the Chapter’s monthly luncheon meeting.  BGT is also a proud exhibitor sponsor of the luncheon held at Pechanga Casino on January 21st.
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Friday, January 1, 2016

BGT Leaders in Community Associations Institute

BGT is dedicated to serving the common interest development industry.  We are proud to announce the following 2016 leadership positions.

Partners Jeffrey A. Beaumont and Lisa A. Tashjian are serving as 2016 Presidents for two of the Southern California Community Association Institute (CAI) Chapters.

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