Case Law

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…

By Sean Allen, ago
Case Law

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…

By Sean Allen, ago
Davis Stirling

Davis-Stirling Act

Here is the Davis Stirling Act – 2015 in searchable PDF format. Click top open or right click to download to your computer. Davis Stirling Act 2015     Here is a conversion table for the Rewrite of the Davis Stirling Act – 2014 in searchable PDF format. Click top open Read more…

By Steven Roseman, ago
Case Law

RYLAND MEWS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION v. RUBEN MUNOZ

California Court of Appeal upholds a Homeowners Association’s right to limit hard surface flooring: When Ruben Munoz (“Munoz”) and his wife moved into their upstairs unit at Ryland Mews Homeowners Association (“Association”) in February 2011, they replaced the carpets with hardwood floors to accommodate the wife’s severe dust allergy. After Read more…

By Teresa Agnew, ago
Industry News

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…

By Teresa Agnew, ago