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UNIFORM COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP ACT

The Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA) is a comprehensive act that governs the formation, management, and termination of a common-interest community. It is meant to serve as a model statute that states can use to base their own common interest provisions. It was prepared by the Uniform Law Commission in 1982 and amended in 1994.

California does not follow the UCIOA. It utilizes the "Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act" also known as the Davis-Stirling Act. For a comparison of the Davis-Stirling Act to the UCIOA, see Law Review Article by Katharine Rosenberry and Curtis Sproul.

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