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Welcome Friends and Guests

THE COMMENCEMENT OF A NEW DECADE – 2020

A MESSAGE FORM THE PRESIDENT

2020- A YEAR OF CHANGE

NEW LAW – ELECTIONS

SB 323

California Community Homeowner Associations also known as HOAs have become fundamental and a meaningful component in the housing of America's population. While it is not known what the actual number of Homeowner Associations is, the generally accepted number is in the range of about 55,000 and perhaps many more, the average size about 135.

For the most part, HOAs are California Corporations, but not all, and in fact many are not corporations, but may want to consider becoming incorporated.

Homeowners Associations are governed by the California Corporation's Code, and other State Laws, however, the primary State Laws governing Homeowners Associations are found in the California Civil Code beginning with Section 4000. Known as "The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act" (first adopted in 1985 and often amended thereafter) it is the popular name of that portion of the California Civil Code that governs HOAs. On a Corporate level, Homeowners Associations are governed by their association's CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) and Bylaws and on a local level by the Association's Rules and Regulations.

In October 2019, California's Governor Newson signed a significant legislation bill (Senate Bill 323) that will have an important impact on California's HOAs. One of the most significant changes is with the processing of HOA elections. This law requires HOAs to adopt "Election Rules," the policy by which the administering of the elections will be processed.

Another significant Law is Assembly bill 670 which is Civil Code 4751, it could affect "Planned Development Associations" and permit adding on to accessory units.

Association Board of Directors are encouraged to contact their Management Company for detailed instructions in complying with the new laws.

There are many very qualified management companies in California, but some are more qualified than others, Boards are encouraged to be very discerning in the selection of their management company.

The information provided at this website by the "California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc." is intended to assist homeowners" in the management and administration of your Homeowners Association. The information and documentation is gathered from the most reliable resources including Government Codes, Documents, reliable Attorneys and other professionals.

Consultation by phone is free but limited in time to 10 minutes per call.

Centered on a comprehensive review of issues of importance to the owners and administrators of community properties, this information has been collected and displayed for your convenience. Therefore, the problems, concerns, questions and difficulties affecting community associations, in large measure, dictate the information we have provided here.

The California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc. has been formed for the benefit of all Community Associations. We welcome your calls and Emails! We are eager to assist you. We will respond to questions that are presented to us. We are not Attorneys and cannot give legal advice. Still we can, in most cases, assist the caller. Membership inthe Association is requested but not required.

Our philosophy has always been to serve, with distinction, Community Associations and in so doing, contribute to the general welfare of the industry; it's a good philosophy.

Remember - You Will Never Go Wrong If You Build Your Business on "Quality, Integrity And Service."

Richard S. Monson MBA

President

YEAR 2020

Attention Tenant, Renter Occupants,

The services provided here are not intended for non-owner occupants. While we recognize the needs renters may have, our services are designed and intended for owner occupants. Please contact the appropriate Real Estate representative for assistance.

Thank You,

California Association of Homeowners Associations, Inc. Management

1452 W. 9th Street # 3  Upland, CA 91786

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create , and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Address: 2377 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite # 13 Upland, CA 91786