2015 Legislation – AB 1448 – HOAs Banned from Restricting Clotheslines

Updated on 7/6/15: AB 1448 requires HOAs to permit the use of clotheslines in backyards, and allows the association to place reasonable restrictions on the installation and use of both clotheslines […]

Under the Surface: Hidden Issues in Construction

Published in the ECHO Journal, February 2014 Buildings are always talking to us…it just may take a “building whisperer” to hear what they are saying. Of the many things buildings […]

Why Have Architectural Control?

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2007 North Beverly Park, a common interest development governed by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, is a luxury community located in Beverly Hills. […]

Installing New Windows in HOAs: Regulations and Best Practices

Homeowners in your association may be interested in upgrading their property to energy efficient windows. However, for HOAs that have not established guidelines in their CC&Rs for window replacement, this […]

Oh No, Not in my Neighbor’s Back Yard!

Architectural review is serious business for an association board. One of the important attributes of any type of planned unit development is its high standard for uniform construction, design and […]

Notice of Architectural Guidelines and Procedures

This article describes the Notice of Architectural Guidelines and Procedures as it is defined in the new Davis-Stirling Act, effective January 1st, 2014. An association must annually provide its members […]

§4765 – Modification Approval Procedure

This section applies if the governing documents require association approval before a member may make a physical change to the member’s separate interest or to the common area. In reviewing […]

§4760 – Permissible Modifications

Subject to the governing documents and applicable law, a member may do the following: Make any improvement or alteration within the boundaries of the member’s separate interest that does not […]