How Do You Determine What is Common Area in an HOA or Condo Association?

How Do You Find Out What is Common Area in an HOA or Condo Association? A reader asks: “Where in the Civil Code can you find a definition for Common Area?” Well, there’s this definition in the Davis Stirling Act: “4095. “Common Area” (a) “Common area” means the entire common interest development except the separate interests […]

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How to Protect the HOA or Condo Association from Liability for Alcohol Related Accidents

Alcohol Related Liability Here is the query sent to me: “Historically, we have never had an issue in this regard that became legal.  We know there’s a newish law out of Sacramento that states parties are not responsible for adults who may have a mishap after imbibing on our premises.    However, our current Board is […]

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Beth A. Grimm is an attorney who serves homeowner associations and homeowners alike. She is a frequent contributor to the Echo Journal and other similar publications in the State of California and on a national level. She provides several publications written in plain English to help people who need information about California law as it relates to homeowner and condominium associations.

Things to keep in mind about this site: Practical Nuts and Bolts Problems and Solutions are Discussed. Beth A. Grimm practices law in California ONLY! There is nothing in these blogs that is intended to constitute legal advice. You must consult with an attorney if you want legal advice!