Rules for Short Term Rentals in Condo Associations

If your association permits short-term rentals (e.g. Airbnb), clear guidelines will help your owners and protect the HOA.

2015 Legislation – AB 786 – Recycled Water and Drought-Related Fines

Existing law prohibits HOAs for fining owners who underwater their landscaping during a drought. This bill would allow fines in associations where recycled water is used for all irrigation.

2014 Legislation: AB 1636 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill would amend the Water Code to provide a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest: This […]

2014 Legislation: SB 1144 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

This bill proposes a temporary exemption for homeowners who could be fined for under-watering their plants or yards. From the Legislative Counsel’s Digest: This bill would prohibit an association from […]

2014 Legislation: AB 2100 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

AB 2100 prohibits an association from fining its members for reducing the watering of their lawns or other vegetation during a drought.

2014 Legislation: SB 992 – Drought and Under-watering Fines

SB 992 went into immediate effect on Sept. 18, 2014, superseding AB 2100 because it amended the same section of law, Civil Code Section 4735. SB 992 is identical to AB 2100 except […]

Fine Policies in HOAs – How to Be Reasonable and Follow California Law

Why Do Associations Fine?  Almost all associations use fines to curb violations of their governing documents. Some associations use them extensively, others only rarely. Few boards have actually considered the […]

§5850 – Monetary Penalties

If an association adopts or has adopted a policy imposing any monetary penalty, including any fee, on any association member for a violation of the governing documents, including any monetary […]