In an effort to eliminate confusion as to how community association homeowners receive communication from their associations, the California Legislature has placed on the homeowner the burden of updating their addresses of record for association notification. As such, homeowners must provide their association with their current information on an annual basis. This information includes:
- Homeowner contact information
- Property address
- Mailing address
- Property status - whether the separate interest is owner-occupied, is rented out, if the lot is developed but vacant, or if the lot is undeveloped land
- Legal representative information (if any)
The new law also places additional obligations on associations. Civil Code Section 4041 obligates associations to solicit these address notifications from owner annually. Homeowners can expect a solicitation letter from the CLPOA in March.
While SB 918 imposes yet another layer of micromanagement on community association administration, in the end, the address reporting requirements in this new law will lead to more accurate owner databases and the greater likelihood that owners will receive important community association communication.
For your convenience, the CLPOA has created an online form to update your information. Update your information now.