Legislation Updates 2019

2019 Legislative Update

APPROVED BILLS AND AFFECTED STATUTES   SB 2912 – Association Finances Effective January 1, 2019 Amends Civil Code Sections 5380, 5500, 5501, 5502, and 5806. SB 2912 implemented the following changes to the law: (1) homeowners associations must maintain fidelity bond coverage for boards of directors; (2) transfers greater than $10,000.00 Read more…

Watts v. Oak Shores Community Association

Watts v. Oak Shores Community Association 235 Cal.App.4th 466 (2015)   Facts: Association has a rule stating that the minimum rental period is seven days, and imposed fees to owners that rent their homes. Homeowners brought an action challenging the regulations and fees adopted by the Association. The Association cross-complained Read more…

Ryland Mews Homeowners Association v. Munoz

Ryland Mews Homeowners Association v. Munoz 234 Cal.App.4th 705 (2015)   Facts: Homeowners’ association brought action against a homeowner for the homeowner’s removal of carpeting from his upstairs unit and the unauthorized installation of hard-surface flooring. The Superior Court granted preliminary injunction and the homeowner appealed.  Homeowner claimed that hardwood Read more…

Real Property – HOA General

Real Property- Right of member to attend board meeting of homeowner’s association did not include any right to be represented at such meeting by an attorney.  Where home ownership was transferred to a limited liability company, which thereby became a member of the association, the LLC’s right to attend board Read more…

Broker – Loans

For purposes of Civil Code Sec. 1916.1–which states that “a loan…is arranged by a person licensed as a real estate broker [and thus exempt from the state constitutional ban on usury] when the broker…acts for compensation or in expectation of compensation for soliciting, negotiating, or arranging the loan for another”–a Read more…