New legislation signed into law on October 8, 2015 by Governor Brown prohibits homeowners associations from banning the use of clotheslines and drying racks by homeowners in their backyards. Any portion of an association’s CC&R’s that prohibits clotheslines and/or drying racks will be considered null and void once the Bill (Civil Code section 4750.10) […]
As the drought situation in California continues, most HOAs have taken water conservation very seriously. Boards are strongly encouraging owners to dramatically reduce their water use and replant landscapes with drought friendly plants. Synthetic turf has become a significant topic of conversation in the effort to conserve water, but many boards have been reluctant […]
Assembly Bill 1738 has hit the desk of Governor Brown and awaits his signature. What exactly is AB 1738 and why should you get involved?
This bill encourages owners to bring a lawyer to an Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) with a Board member. An IDR, also referred to as a Meet and Confer, is a causal […]
Some Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s), where owners have a fenced or enclosed back yard, prohibit the owner from using the land for agricultural purposes. Why? Some of the issues associated with growing your own food within an HOA include: If the owners are on shared community water meters, more water may be used by […]