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California Subdivided Lands Act (Part 1) CALIFORNIA CODES BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 11000-11023, the California consumer protection law that regulates the sale of subdivisions and undivided interests such as tenants in common (TICs)   01-15-2016
California Subdivision Map Act (Part 2)     01-15-2016
California Subdivision Map Act (Part 3)     01-15-2016
California Subdivision Map Act 2 (Part 1) CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66410-66499, the California law that specifies how cities and counties can restrict lot splits, condominium conversions and other subdivisions   01-15-2016
Can an owner move after satisfying condominium conversion owner-occupancy requirements but before applying? Is it okay to sell while conversion is in process?     11-25-2013
New TIC Bypass Condominium Conversion Application (889 KBytes, PDF) The latest San Francisco DPW condo conversion application form/instruction packet for the new expedited conversion program, released March 23, 2015.   07-20-2013
Condominium Conversion FAQs This article provides detailed answers to the questions we are most frequently asked by clients converting their San Francisco properties to condominiums. It is designed for those who have already won or bypassed the condo lottery.   01-23-2013
Starting and Operating 2-4 Unit Condominium Homeowners Associations In California This article provides step-by-step instructions for starting and operating a condominium homeowners association for a 2-4 unit property in California.   01-23-2013
Starting And Operating An Incorporated Homeowners Association In California This article provides step-by-step instructions for starting and running an incorporated California homeowners association.   01-23-2013
Obtaining A Tax Certificate For Condominium Conversion Condo converting owners must prepay property tax based on the time of year conversion is completed. This article explains payment amounts and tax certificate requirements and answers the most commonly asked questions on property tax and condo conversion. By David Sirkin and Rosemarie MacGuinness 11-22-2012
Final Condominium Conversion Lottery Bypass Law (179 KBytes, PDF) Final version of new TIC condo conversion law passed 6/11   09-11-2012
Qualification requirements for the new condo law include conversion fee, owner-occupancy, and lifetime leases. Lottery suspension and the lawsuit poison pill     09-11-2012
New California Condominium and Planned Development Homeowners Association Laws (532 KBytes, PDF) In addition to the new version of its basic HOA law (the "Davis-Sterling Law"), California recently enacted a variety of related laws governing condominium associations and planned developments. These are collected here.   08-29-2012
Smoking Restrictions In Condominiums This article describes current laws restricting smoking in condominium buildings and explains how condo homeowners can create their own smoking bans and rules.   05-14-2012
How To Fasttrack Your Condo Lottery Bypass Conversion San Francisco allows two-unit owner occupied buildings to bypass the conversion lottery and convert to condominiums following a one-year owner-occupancy period. This article explains how you can fasttrack the condominium conversion process.   02-05-2012
2013 San Francisco Condo Conversion Lottery Winners (40 KBytes, PDF) This is the City's official list of winners by property address.   02-04-2012
Condominium Conversion Top 10 Questions Quick answers to the 10 most commonly-asked questions about the San Francisco condominium conversion process.   02-04-2012
Forming and Operating a Small Condominium Homeowners Association Step-by-step instructions for starting and running a small (2-20 unit) condominium homeowners association, including forming and HOA, owner meetings, budgeting, establishment and collection of HOA dues, record keeping, taxes and governmental filings. Andy Sirkin (10/5/11) 10-04-2011
Condo Buyer's Checklist Learn what to look for in CC&Rs, Bylaws and HOA financial information before buying a condominium. Andy Sirkin (03/22/11) 03-22-2011
Condo conversion for dummies: Quickly determine if your property qualifies, and learn how to convert your building to condominiums     03-14-2011
Condominium Conversion Flowchart (35 KBytes, PDF) A detailed flowchart showing the steps required for condominium conversion in San Francisco   01-31-2011
Condo_Inspection_Handout (96 KBytes, PDF)     12-15-2010
Is converting to condominiums worthwhile? Understand the pros and cons of condo conversion, and learn how to weigh its costs and benefits     12-01-2010
Condominium Documents For Small (2-4 Unit) Properties Learn how CC&Rs and Bylaws for smaller condo HOAs are different, and why small homeowner associations should periodically update their documents.   09-15-2010
San Francisco Subdivision Code Relevant sections of San Francisco law governing condominium conversions, stock cooperative conversion, and formation of other types of subdivisions   01-19-2010
Which past evictions and tenant buyouts prevent a building from converting to condos in San Francisco? How to analyze eviction/buyout history and tell if and when a condo conversion is possible     10-15-2009
2014 San Francisco Condominium Conversion Lottery Odds This brief article describes the projected odds of winning the 2014 San Francisco condo lottery. By Andy Sirkin (3/18/2013) 10-01-2009
San Francisco 2009 Condo Lottery Stats (13 KBytes, PDF) The official results of the 2009 condominium conversion lottery as provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW), Bureau of Street Use and Mapping (BSM)   09-30-2009
Condominium conversion step-by-step. How to qualify for conversion and bypass the condo lottery? How long does condo-izing take and how much does it cost?     11-29-2008
Can major renovations or building expansions allow a building to convert to condominiums with owner-occupancy or winning the condo lotto? What is “new construction”?     02-08-2008
2013 San Francisco Condominium Conversion Lottery Details (245 KBytes, PDF) The 2013 condo lottery will take place February 6, 2013. Tickets will be on sale from November 26 until January 18. Tickets cost $275 per building and can be purchased at 875 Stevenson Street, Room 410.   11-28-2007
How does the SF condominium lottery work? The chances of winning the condo lotto, and how many years it takes to win. When will the condo lottery resume?     09-17-2007
TIC Corner Column for May 2005 What is the significance of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' recent disapproval of a condo conversion? Andy Sirkin
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Past Evictions May Prevent SF Condo Conversions The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a new law linking a building’s eviction history to its ability to be converted to condominiums.   05-10-2006
Proposed New Condominium Conversion Law Fails A proposal by Supervisors Dufty and Alioto-Pier that would have allowed larger owner-occupied TICs to bypass the condominium conversion lottery was defeated by a 6-4 vote on April 5. Supervisors Peskin and Maxwell were the key "no" votes.   02-10-2005

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