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State Advocacy

 

​CAI supports effective state regulation that ensures community association housing is developed, maintained, governed, and managed with sound public policy objectives and standards that protect homeowners, volunteer board members, management and the community association as a whole.

State legislation should:

  • Provide for full and fair protection of homeowners, including residents in conversion projects, through the disclosure of all material relating to the development, operation and ownership of community associations.
  • Provide comprehensive coverage for the development, governance, management, and operation of community associations.
  • Provide adequate standards to promote the viability and sustainability of the community association.
  • Provide for flexibility for communities to develop rules for the common good. State legislation should not be used as a solution for individual constituent complaints.

CAI believes that these objectives are best achieved by state governments since they promote local control over land-use and real estate decisions. Federal rules are too broad in scope and local governments (city and county) governments are too specific in scope.

CAI recommends that when state governments amend their community association laws they consider uniform acts, such as the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA) to provide non-partisan comprehensive legislation. ​

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