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Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act Recast

Related Practices: Common Interest Development

After years of legislative tinkering, the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, which regulates common interest developments such as condominiums, finally underwent a long-awaited restructuring. For the most part, Assembly Bill 805, recasts the Act, making it more organized and user-friendly. However, as detailed below, some substantive, albeit noncontroversial, changes have been made. For ease of transition, the amendments take effect January 1, 2014. In concert with the enactment of AB 805, the legislature also enacted AB 806, which will update cross references in other statutes as a result of the renumbering of the Act. This article gives a brief overview of the Act, examines the amendments made as a result of AB 805, and discusses additional proposed amendments.