Lawyers looking for good resources on California CID law should add the following to their libraries:
1. Advising California Condominium and Homeowners Associations by Curtis C. Sproul, Katharine N. Rosenberry and Mary Howell. Published by the Continuing Education of the Bar: www.ceb.com.
- Drafting and amending articles, bylaws and CC&Rs,
- Homeowner association governance: board and member meetings,
- Financial disclosure requirements,
- Enforcing assessments and covenants,
- Handling construction defects under SB 800.
2. California Common Interest Developments: Law and Practice by John Hanna and David Van Atta, published by Thomsom West: www.west.thomson.com.
- Discusses the planning process and the distinction between planned and master-planned developments.
- Examines formation, governance, operation, management, liability, and litigation issues facing owners' associations.
- Examines the scope of law regarding condominiums and subdivisions.
- Explores financing, development, and construction of common interest developments, and applicable restrictive covenants.
- Includes forms, practice pointers, comments, tables, index, and extensive cross-references.
- Outlines financial issues regarding insurance, sale of interests, and taxation of common interest developments.
- Reviews the law regarding continuing care retirement communities, time-share projects, and mixed-use common interest developments.
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