Beth Ross

J.D. · UCLA School of Law

Beth Ross is a freelance legal writer and editor and also an experienced attorney. She enjoys taking complex information, demystifying it, and writing about the topic so that anyone can understand it. She writes and edits everything from legal documents to web pages to advertising copy.

Beth received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beth has lived in Wisconsin, California, and Colorado, and currently calls the state of Washington home. She loves to explore, travel, and learn new things and spends her free time playing in the water, forests, and mountains around Puget Sound.

Articles By Beth Ross

Why an HOA Needs Sufficient Cash Reserves
Large expenses are to be expected in a development, and homeowners must cover the costs, one way or another.
Find Out Total HOA Dues Before Buying a Condo, Townhome, or Similar Property
If you’re considering buying a condo, townhome, or other property in a planned community, you should know how much HOA dues, fees, and assessments could cost you now and in the future.
What's Involved With Serving on the Board of a Homeowners' Association
Learn what's involved with serving on the board of your homeowners' association or HOA.
Which Costs More to Own and Maintain: Condo, Townhome, or Single-Family Home?
Weighing dues, assessments, individual maintenance costs, and more.
Hiring and Working With a Property Manager in an HOA
What HOA board members need to know before choosing a property management firm.
Oops, Bought a Timeshare in Mexico: Can I Cancel the Contract?
If you're got a bad case of timeshare-buyer's remorse, act quickly to protect your right to rescind.
Want to Enlarge Your HOA Home? Rights and Limitations
Unless you want to risk tearing down your work, check out all HOA rules and regulations about building and expansion before you begin.
What Happens If I Don't Pay the HOA Special Assessment?
As long as the HOA was acting within its powers, your nonpayment could potentially result in late fees, prohibition on use of common areas, and a lien on your property.
Buying a Home in a Resort Community: Pros and Cons
Will buying a resort home turn your life into an endless vacation?
Before Buying Vacant Land: Getting an Environmental Assessment
Because you'll become responsible for any needed environmental cleanups, you'll want to have an assessment done before completing the land purchase.