Condo Consumers: Links and Information for Residents of Common Interest Developments

Following are links to information regarding Common Interest Developments:

Laws and Legislation

The Davis-Sterling Act
The Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (Davis-Stirling) governs common interest developments in California. See: Civil Code §§ 1351-1378.

Links of Interest

The Center for California Homeowner Association Law is a clearinghouse of consumer education, training, and referral services for homeowners living in a common interest development (CID) and for consumers who are considering purchasing an association home.

Community Associations Institute (CAI) provides education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professional who support them. CAI organizes seminars, workshops, research, continuing education and periodicals on community association management, governance and law.

The Office of Attorney General provides a summary of information on its role in homeowner association issues.

California Association of Community Managers (CACM) focuses on education, training and heightened professionalism of community association managers. Programs, activities and educational opportunities dealing with a variety of topics are available. All are tailored to meet the needs and interests of community association managers.


Living in a California Common Interest Development.

A compilation of FAQs provided by the California Department of Real Estate

Huber, Walt, and Kim Tyler. Homeowner's Association Management: Managing Common Interest Developments. First ed. Covina: Educational Textbook Company, 2005.

Linford, John B. Planned Community Living: A Handbook for California Homeowners Associations. Second ed. San Clemente: Felde Publications & Programs, 2004.