By David Swedelson, SwedelsonGottlieb, Community Association Attorneys
Is your condo association exclusively a commercial or industrial development? Surprise — as of January 1, 2014, the Davis-Stirling Act no longer applies to your association. Your association is now regulated by the new Commercial and Industrial Common Interest Development Act (CICIDA), Civil Code Sections 6500-6876.
Previously, managers and directors of commercial and industrial developments only had to be aware of the provisions of the Davis-Stirling Act that did not apply to commercial and industrial developments. Now, there is an entire new body of law specifically applicable to these kinds of developments. While some requirements remain unchanged, there are some substantive changes that will generally allow for more flexibility when governing a commercial or industrial development. Simply stated, the legislature has not included in the CICIDA many of the requirements of the Davis-Stirling Act that now apply solely to residential associations, including secret elections, budgets, disclosures, and the list goes on. Follow this link to read our comprehensive article.