Planning For The Future: The Restated Davis-Stirling CID Act

Published in the ECHO Journal, March 2011 Editor’s Note: This article was originally commissioned by the California Association of Community Managers and is written for a community manager audience. The […]

Review of Financial Statement

California Civil Code §5305 under the new Davis-Stirling Act, effective January 1, 2014, requires that every association whose gross income exceeds $75,000 for the fiscal year receive a Review of […]

Reserve Funding Plan

A Reserve Funding Plan should be adopted by the board following the review and analysis of the association’s most recent Reserve Study (§5550). The Reserve Funding Plan details how the […]

Reserve Study

At least once every three years, the board should conduct a visual inspection of all accessible areas of the major components that the association is obligated to repair, replace, restore, […]

Reserves Summary

The Reserves Summary required under the new Davis-Stirling Act, effective January, 1 2014, is a disclosure to inform members about the association funds available for the replacement and or repair […]

2013 Legislation: SB 745

This annual housing omnibus bill contains non-controversial provisions that clean up mistakes within the new Davis-Stirling Act, effective in January 2014.

The New Davis-Stirling: Standardized Rules of Notice and Delivery

Individual Notice or Delivery “Individual notice” includes notices of disciplinary hearings and annual disclosures. An association may now send documents to individual members by: First class mail Registered or certified […]

The New Davis-Stirling: Penalties for Non-Compliance

New penalties have been introduced for associations that do not comply with certain requirements of the new Davis-Stirling Act, such as board meeting requirements. Under the new law, an association […]

The New Davis-Stirling: Liens Recorded in Error

A member is no longer responsible for any fees and costs incurred by his or her association as the result of a lien recorded in error, including costs associated with […]

The New Davis-Stirling: Granting Exclusive Use of Common Area

Associations will now be permitted, without member approval, to grant exclusive use of the common area in order to: Accommodate a disability Eliminate or fix certain construction issues Install electric […]