December 20, 2011
The Law Revision Commission is proposing the establishment of a separate statute governing commercial and industrial common interest developments. In the last 22 years statutes governing common interest developments have more than tripled in size, without any comprehensive analysis of whether the added provisions should be applied to commercial and industrial developments. The CLRC proposal recently received additional comments in November from attorneys and property representing commercial and industrial CIDs. CLRC sponsored legislation affecting residential CIDs is currently pending in the Senate after passing the Assembly earlier this year. The legislation, AB 805, revises and recasts the state's cumbersome and often confusing statutory provisions relating to the regulation of a common interest developments and the respective rights and duties of a home owner's association and its members. Assembly Bill 806 is a technical companion bill making conforming changes in other codes so that cross-references to the Davis-Stirling Act correspond to the new section numbers.