Homeowner Association

Management

HOA Property Management

CoastManagement.net

 

VenturaPropertyManagement.net is a division of CoastManagement.net. We provide homeowner association management services to the following communities and surrounding areas:

• Ventura
• Oxnard • Camarillo
• Santa Paula • Port Hueneme

The staff of CoastManagement.net is knowledgeable, experienced and highly motivated, providing attentive and responsible support. When you hire CoastManagement.net you hire more than a manager - you hire a team of professionals. CoastManagement.net provides services that can be customized for your specific requirements.

CoastManagement.net has a simple and effective approach: we serve every client as if they were our only client. Please call us Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. We will be pleased to review your homeowner association management needs and prepare a proposal that best meets your requirements. Not all property management companies are the same. The property management company you select will have a profound effect on the value and desirability of your home.

Michael Chulak, President of CoastManagement.net is a real estate and homeowner association attorney, general contractor and Certified Property Manager® with over 30 years of experience managing properties and serving as an expert witness.  Please visit our HOA-CID Glossary, Why Homeowner Associations Get Into Trouble, Glossary of HOA Insurance Terms and HOA Abbreviations and Acronyms.




The Property Management Company

You Hire Makes a Difference





No Conflict Policy

Why CoastManagement.net

Does Not Provide Property Maintenance Services Directly

 

CoastManagement.net does not provide maintenance property services directly (including landscape maintenance) because we believe that providing these services directly creates a conflict of interest with management clients which cannot be addressed satisfactorily.

Management companies have the responsibility (a fiduciary duty) for making certain that their clients receive the greatest value possible for every dollar spent on property maintenance services. This means the management company must make certain that their clients do not pay an excessive billing rate, do not pay for an excessive number of hours billed, do not pay for inferior work, do not pay for unnecessary work, and that maintenance is scheduled so as to minimize the number of service calls in order to minimize your overall cost.

Companies that provide property maintenance services directly are in business to maximize their profit. This legitimate goal is in direct conflict with the property owner's goal of minimizing maintenance costs. We believe a management company cannot reconcile this conflict of interest if it provides maintenance services to its client. For example, it is possible that the need to meet payroll costs could influence the management company's judgment as to how much maintenance is "necessary" at your building.

A management company that hires only independent, third party property maintenance companies, such as CoastManagement.net has the incentive and ability to fully protect property owners without regard to the profitability of the maintenance operation. A management company that directly provides maintenance services may not have the same incentive or ability.

By law, a management company, as agent for the owner, has the duty to put your interest above its own. CoastManagement.net is in a position to do exactly that. We take our responsibility seriously.  Please visit Contractors and Vendors Wanted and  Construction Managers Wanted.

Our company owns a 50% interest in CoastSecurityServices.com, a California Corporation. The company installs and monitors burglar and fire alarm systems in private homes, businesses and other locations. It also installs video surveillance cameras to enhance security on private property. CoastSecurityServices.com does not provide property maintenance services, and repairs only security related equipment.  Please visit Crime Prevention Tips.

Call us for a competitive management proposal.





Mission Statement

CoastManagement.net

  • Our goal is to serve the people living in the communities we manage, providing good stewardship and advice at all times.

  • Our goal is to increase the value of your home by improving the appearance of your association's common areas, and by assisting your board in enforcing the rules of your association consistently, fairly, without bias, and in accordance with California law.

  • Our goal is to make your community a place where members enjoy living and consider the existence of the CC&Rs something positive, not negative.

  • Our goal is to assist your board in running your association in a business - like manner by implementing their decisions in a timely manner.

  • Our goal is to use our position as property managers to protect and improve our environment while conserving valuable resources.

  • Our goal is to help your board match assessment income to realistic budgeted expenses so that adequate reserves can be set aside thus avoiding special assessments.

  • Our goal is to respond to the phone calls or emails of board members within five business hours and to all association members within 24 hours.

  • Our goal is to have our staff live by the Golden Rule at all times.


Why CoastManagement.net Does Not

Solicit or Accept HOA Management Accounts

from Home Builders - Developers

We believe that accepting homeowner association property management accounts from home builders creates a conflict of interest for the management company that cannot be reconciled.

When a developer hires a management company to manage an association, the management company becomes the agent of the association the minute the first escrow is closed because the association is created at that time. This means the management company owes its duty of loyalty to the association when the first unit is sold, notwithstanding the fact that it was selected and hired by the developer. While the management company should know that its duty of loyalty runs in favor of the association, it also knows that it will not receive additional accounts from the developer if it takes sides against it, or points out any failures on the part of the developer.

Management companies are well aware of the fact that developer controlled boards are likely to terminate their services and cease future referrals if the management company takes the side of the association against the developer. Management companies that seek management accounts from developers learn quickly that they are in a difficult position.

While not all management companies that accept developer referred management accounts breach their duty to the association, homeowners must be alert to the possibility.

Some of the abuses that we have observed over the last twenty five years includes the following:

  • Management company covering up construction defects so that the statue of limitations eliminates the right of the association to make a legal claim against the developer for the cost of repairing construction defects.

  • Management company conveniently ignoring the fact that the developer has not paid its HOA assessments on unsold units.

  • Failing to charge the developer late fees and interest on delinquent assessments.

  • Ignoring the fact that the developer controlled board of directors is using HOA funds to pay for repairs that should have been paid by the developer.

  • Advising the buyers that the developer is responsible for making repairs for only one year when the developer's legal obligation can run from one to as many as ten years after completion depending on the facts.
Not every developer is liable for construction defects and breaches its duty to the association, and not every management company hired by a home builder breaches its duty to the association and its members. However, as a board member, you should be aware of the risks and understand the dangers.

Please visit HomeownerAssociationTransitionServices.com for a list of developer responsibilities.



Deferred Management Fee Program

For Homeowner Associations

No Management Fees for 5 Years

The deferred management fee program offered by CoastManagement.net is designed for homeowner associations of 4 to 40 units located anywhere in Southern California that are financially challenged, but have the desire and willingness to develop a plan to turn things around. If you have more than 40 units and have an interest in our program, please call us to discuss how Coast may assist you.

The deferred management fee concept is simple. Coast provides management services and then loans the earned fees back to the association at a low interest rate. Interest does not start to accrue until after five years has elapsed or the management agreement is terminated, whichever first occurs. The association is then given seven years to repay the amount owed. During the period that fees are deferred, the association can use the money to cure deferred maintenance, etc. Coast may also be able to arrange a separate HOA Loan for the association.

Your association is not locked into a long term agreement. You may terminate the agreement any time after a 60 day written notice is provided. An example follows:

  1. Association fee is $490 per month
  2. After 5 years, $29,400 is owed to CoastManagement.net. No interest has accrued to this point in time.
  3. Monthly payments, including interest at 7% now become payable, $443.72 per month for 7 years.

California law authorizes the board of directors of an incorporated homeowner association to borrow funds unless the governing documents prohibit borrowing without membership approval.



HOA Law Articles

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Board Member Training Available

By HOA Attorney

When you hire CoastManagement.net to manage your homeowner association, Coast will arrange to have HOA attorney Michael Chulak provide your board of directors and any committee members with a private training seminar at your location, and at no cost to your association.

Topics will include:

  • The Davis-Stirling Act;

  • Notice, Agenda, and Minutes requirements;

  • How to establish enforceable rules;

  • Assessment collections;

  • CC&R enforcement and amendments;

  • Duties of board members; and

  • Construction and maintenance issues.
There will also be a question and answer session.



Small Homeowner Associations

Some homeowner association management companies are not interested in providing management services to small homeowner associations because they are viewed as being unprofitable. These management companies prefer to concentrate on the larger associations.

CoastManagement.net is most definitely interested in providing management services to small associations as well as large associations.

Coast is highly organized and efficient at providing management services. We maximize the use of technology, forms, and standardized procedures for dealing with routine management and maintenance issues. Consequently, we are able to provide first class service to small associations at a reasonable cost.

If your smaller association is being neglected by your management company, call us today for a proposal.



For additional information about community association management, please visit:        

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Please call Michael Chulak for a property management proposal or additional information and see References for CoastManagement.net.

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