AB786 – Recycled Water

AB 786 Civil Code § 4735 Recycled Water Existing law prohibits an association, except an association that uses recycled water for landscape irrigation, from imposing a fine or assessment on separate interest owners for reducing or eliminating watering of vegetation or lawns during any period for which the Governor has Read more…

AB349 Artificial Turf

AB 349 Civil Code § 4735 Artificial Turf   Associations may no longer prohibit the use of artificial turf or any other synthetic surface that resembles grass.  However, the law specifically does not prohibit an Association from establishing reasonable landscaping rules, so long as the restrictions do not have the Read more…

Law stops homeowner associations from fining residents for brown lawns during droughts

SACRAMENTO, California – Homeowners associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday, July 21, 2014. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB2100 following an April emergency order prohibiting homeowner associations from penalizing residents who conserve water in a declared drought. Read more…