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Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)

How are the elements of a community defined? What determines the components of the common areas versus homeowner-owned areas? Where is it written that certain elements are the responsibility of the homeowner and others are the responsibility of the association? These issues and more are established in what’s commonly called an association’s declaration, although it …

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Construction Defects

What is a construction defect and what should an association do if one is discovered? A construction defect is a constructed item with a condition that deviates from the accepted architectural plans, building codes, and/or industry standards. One example would be walls that are missing vapor barriers. The first thing an association should do if …

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