Davis-Stirling: Partial Payments Reducing Assessments Must Be Accepted

  The Court of Appeals affirms, in Huntington Continental Town House Ass. v. Miner, that a homeowners’ association is required by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act to accept partial payments from an owner of a separate interest when the owner is delinquent in paying assessments. Continue reading

Davis-Stirling: Only Members Have a Right to Attend Meetings

  The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act, found at Civil Code sections 1350 et seq., governs common interest developments. Civil Code section 1363.05(b) provides that “[a]ny member of the association may attend meetings of the board of directors of the association . . . .”  Subdivision (h) of that section provides that “[t]he board of directors of the association shall permit any member of the association to speak at any meeting of the association or the board of directors, except for meetings of the board held in executive session.” Continue reading