2014 Legislation: AB 968 – Exclusive Use Common Area

Clearer Laws, Safer Communities, Lower Costs Unless your governing documents are very clear, the Davis-Stirling Act exposes associations and their members to expensive legal battles, major safety concerns, and confusion […]

Holistic Land Stewardship

Published in the ECHO Journal, January 2013 Holistic land stewardship is a frame of reference for considering the larger ecology when making decisions about the design and maintenance of your […]

It Takes a Village

Published in the ECHO Journal, April 2013 Owner and the Association’s Mutual Maintenance Responsibility and How It Affects the Building Longevity Have you, the board member, or your association manager […]

2014 Legislation: AB 968 – Exclusive Use Common Area

ECHO is Sponsoring AB 968 on behalf of California HOAs. Unless your governing documents are very clear, the Davis-Stirling Act exposes associations and their members to expensive legal battles, major […]

2013 Legislation: AB 637

This is an ECHO sponsored bill that establishes that the owner of each separate interest is responsible for maintaining the exclusive use common area appurtenant to the separate interest unless […]

§4790 – Access to Telephone Wiring

Notwithstanding the provisions of the declaration, a member is entitled to reasonable access to the common area for the purpose of maintaining the internal and external telephone wiring made part […]

§4780 – Wood-Destroying Pests

In a community apartment project, condominium project, or stock cooperative, unless otherwise provided in the declaration, the association is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the common area occasioned […]

§4775 – Division of Maintenance Responsibilities

[NOTE: The changes to Civil Code Section 4775 are effective January 1, 2017.] Except as provided in paragraph (3), unless otherwise provided in the declaration of a common interest development, […]

§4630 – Condominium Project

In a condominium project the common area is not subject to partition, except as provided in Section 4610. Any conveyance, judicial sale, or other voluntary or involuntary transfer of the […]

§4600 – Granting of Exclusive Use of Common Area

Unless the governing documents specify a different percentage, the affirmative vote of members owning at least 67 percent of the separate interests in the common interest development shall be required […]