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 […]

The New Davis-Stirling: Granting Exclusive Use of Common Area

Associations will now be permitted, without member approval, to grant exclusive use of the common area in order to: Accommodate a disability Eliminate or fix certain construction issues Install electric […]

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 […]

§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, […]

§4605 – Violation of Transfer Provisions

A member of an association may bring a civil action for declaratory or equitable relief for a violation of Section 4600 by the association, including, but not limited to, injunctive […]

§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 […]

§4145 – Exclusive Use Common Area

“Exclusive use common area” means a portion of the common area designated by the declaration for the exclusive use of one or more, but fewer than all, of the owners […]

HOA Maintenance Responsibility in Condominiums and Planned Unit Developments

If you find areas of your HOA’s governing documents are unclear in assigning responsibility for certain building components, you are not alone.  Determining who pays for what maintenance or repair […]

How to Determine Maintenance Responsibility in HOAs

Figuring out who pays for what in a HOA (the association or the homeowners) can be nothing but a headache. The best way to avoid these problems is to make […]