What are the Governing Documents of an Association?

Property owners’ associations derive their basic legal authority for their existence, activities, and actions from state statutes (laws) and certain legal documents: Articles of Incorporation Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions By-Laws Rules & Regulations

What is the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs)?

The underlying document of a property owners association, apart from state law, is the Declaration, also referred to as Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). The Declaration is the constitutional law of the association. The Declaration defines the limits and inclusions of ownership for the owners and the association. As a legal entity, the association is […]

What are Rules & Regulations?

Rules and regulations are the operational and behavioral laws that apply directly to association residents and their guests. They state acceptable and/or unacceptable conduct for all Owners, guests, visitors, and renters. Rules and regulations may generate conflict between the board and the owner(s) since they may provide restrictions regarding noise, pets, use of the property […]