AB1448 – Clotheslines

AB 1448 Civil Code § 4750.10 Clotheslines This bill makes any provision of a governing document void and unenforceable if it effectively prohibits or unreasonably restricts the use of a clothesline or a drying rack in an owner’s backyard, except that reasonable restrictions are still enforceable. These provisions only apply Read more…

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…

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…