2016 Legislation - SB 918 - Member Contact Information for Notices

Bill Author: 
Vidak
Subject: 
Member Contact Information for Notices
Status: 
Signed by Governor.

What SB 918 Says

Existing law, the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, defines and regulates common interest developments, which are managed by homeowners’ associations. 

This bill would require the owners of the separate interests in a common interest development to annually provide the association with specified written information for the purpose of receiving notices from the association.

Why ECHO Supports SB 918

In many associations the board or management struggle to reach some unit owners with important notifications. This bill clears up the confusion in three ways:

  1. The owner must provide contact information specified in the bill.
  2. The association must solicit this information at a specific time during the year.
  3. In the event that the owner does not respond, the property address is deemed to be the correct address for notifications.

SB 918 assigns simple, appropriate responsibilities to the both the association and the unit owners in order to improve communications between both groups.

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