Exclusive Common Areas – New legislation taking effect on Jan.1, 2017 (CA)

An “exclusive use common area” is defined as a common area that an owner has the exclusive right to use. Common examples of such a space include balconies, patios and parking spaces. Dating back to the Davis-Stirling Act of 1985, this has been a topic of disagreement for some associations, owners and attorneys. Specifically the responsibility of repair and replacement of such areas has been called into questions. To understand why there has been such debate, lets take a look at the current legislation.      Read the article………….


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