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Browse Articles/Documents About Homeowners Assocations (HOA)
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Summary of San Francisco’s New Short-Term Rental Law The new law makes vacation rentals in San Francisco clearly illegal in most situations, and empowers neighbors and tenants groups to take the lead in shutting them down. Here is a summary.   10-27-2014
New David-Stirling Act Part 5     09-02-2013
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
Mediation: Frequently Asked Questions     01-18-2013
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
Step-by-step instructions for opening bank accounts, tax filings, getting insurance, calling meetings, voting and more, for incorporated and unicorporated TICs     06-28-2011
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_Inspection_Handout (96 KBytes, PDF)     12-15-2010
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
Homeowners Associations (HOAs) FAQs Frequently asked questions about homeowners associations (HOAs), governing documents (CC&Rs and bylaws), association rules, homeowners rights, and amending condominium and planned development (PUD) documents.   12-08-2008
CC&Rs and Bylaws Flat-Fee Rewrite Program The Rewrite Program lets you have your homeowners association's (HOA) governing documents, typically the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and Bylaws fully revised and updated versions, all for a fixed fee quoted in advance.   12-07-2008
New 2014 Davis Stirling Act CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTIONS 4000-6150, the new version of California law that describes the requirements for homeowners association activities and the rights of owners in condominium and planned developments (PUDs).   09-17-2008
New Davis Stirling Act Part 2 Principal law governing homeowners associations in California   09-17-2008
New Davis Stirling Act Part 4 Principal law governing homeowners associations in California   09-17-2008
New Davis Stirling Part Act 3 Principal law governing homeowners associations in California   09-17-2008

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