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By:  Patricia A. Wendleton & Sharon Glenn Pratt INTRODUCTION             Associations are governed by several documents, perhaps the most important of which is the Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) of the common interest development.  The CC&Rs, among other things, set forth the duties and responsibilities of the individual owners and the Association, restrictions on what
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Homeowners’ associations in California must comply with numerous statutes concerning meeting notice requirements.  Whether it’s an event that occurs regularly, such as a board or members’ meeting, or an unusual event, such as member discipline, HOAs and their boards are faced with an extensive array of mandatory notice procedures.  Familiarity with these requirements is an

Fair Housing Laws

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CURRENT TRENDS IN FAIR HOUSING LAWS WHICH LAWS APPLY TO ASSOCIATIONS? 1.         APPLICABLE LAW OVERVIEW OF FAIR HOUSING LAWS STATE (CA) Unruh Civil Rights Act– CA Civil Code § 51 FEDERAL Fair Housing Act (1968) – 42 U.S.C. §3601-3619                a. Fair Housing Amendments Act (1988) – 42 U.S.C.                                                    §3631 Americans with Disabilities Act
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Typically, owners buy in planned communities or common interest developments because they believe the CC&Rs will help assure quality and consistency in the neighborhood or complex, which will preserve property values.  Of course, this will only be true if the CC&R’s are enforced.  Most all CC&Rs or rules and regulations require that an owner obtain
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