PleasantonWeekly.com : New HOA laws impact homeowners
From rental restrictions to electric vehicles and electronic meeting notices, Californians living in homeowners associations are seeing several new laws governing their communities that took effect Jan. 1.
The California Association of Community Managers reports that one out of every three Californians lives in a homeowners association.
One of the most significant of the new laws was state Senate Bill 150, which prohibits associations from restricting owners' abilities to rent their properties unless a rental restriction was in place before the owner purchased the property. This section of the bill applies to a governing document provision that becomes effective on or after Jan. 1, 2012. The law requires owners to provide a statement describing any applicable rental restriction to potential buyers.
Thanks to Fred Pilot for the link to this summary of the new HOA/condo laws. There are quite a few this year.