California Common Interest Development

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Test your knowledge of California Common Interest Development law - 8 questions. By continuing, you understand and agree that this test shall not constitute legal advice, and you understand that you should consult an attorney with any questions you may have.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An association cannot record a lien for unpaid assessments against a delinquent owner’s property until the amount owed reaches $1,800 or the amount has been delinquent for at least 12 months.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Secret ballot voting is required when the members of an association vote to:
    • A. 

      Amend the governing documents.

    • B. 

      Elect or remove directors.

    • C. 

      Grant exclusive use common area.

    • D. 

      Approve new assessments above certain limits.

    • E. 

      (All of the above)

  • 3. 
    An association created for the purpose of managing a common interest development is subject to the provisions of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act even if it is unincorporated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    At an annual meeting of members, the vote to elect the Board of Directors is tabulated by the Inspector of Elections, who announces the three winners of the election. One of the winners was a write-in candidate who was not present and did not previously nominate herself as a candidate. Nevertheless, she must automatically be seated as a Director.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In budgeting for the next fiscal year, an association anticipates that it must raise regular assessments by twenty percent (20%) to cover rising costs. The association’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions contains a restriction that limits increases in regular assessments to fifteen percent (15%) greater than the regular assessment for the association’s preceding fiscal year. Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      The association must follow its Declaration, and it cannot raise regular assessments by more than 15%. Costs must be cut accordingly.

    • B. 

      The association does not need to follow outdated provisions of the governing documents, and it can raise assessments by any amount.

    • C. 

      The association can raise regular assessments up to 20%, but higher amounts are subject to approval by secret ballot vote of the members.

    • D. 

      All assessment increases must be approved by secret ballot vote of the members, regardless of provisions in the governing documents.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Ignore the demand.

    • B. 

      Call the two owners to a hearing and fine the owner of Unit B if appropriate.

    • C. 

      Ask the owner of Unit A to record the noise he hears.

    • D. 

      Immediately demand the owner of Unit B cease causing the nuisance or legal action will be taken by the association.

    • E. 

      Inform the owner of Unit A that this is a neighbor-to-neighbor issue and the Board will not intervene.

  • 8. 
    Prior to an open board meeting, proper notice is given along with an agenda of what the board plans to address at the meeting. On the day of the meeting, an issue arises that requires immediate action by the board. The board may identify the issue to the members in attendance at the meeting and vote whether to address the issue at the meeting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False