Community Associations Institute (CAI) supports and recommends consideration and adoption of the one or more of the Uniform Community Association Acts by all states. In those states where it is not appropriate, practical or possible to adopt one or more of these uniform acts in their entirety, CAI supports and recommends consideration of appropriate portions of these laws.
Six states enacted the 1982 version of UCIOA. UCOIA is a basic statute for creating, managing, and terminating condominium, planned community, and real estate cooperatives.
Two states enacted the 1994 version of UCIOA.
Three states enacted the 2008 version of UCIOA.
Fourteen states enacted the UCA. UCA contains comprehensive provisions for creation, management, and termination of condominium associations, including point-of-sale consumer protection.
Pennsylvania is the only state to enact UPCA. UPCA contains comprehensive provisions for creating, managing, and terminating planned community developments.
Virginia is the only state to enact MRECA. This is a companion act to the Uniform Condominium Act and the Uniform Planned Community Act. Real estate cooperatives are created when an association assumes title to real property, which then is leased back to its members. Each member, also, owns a share of the association. The Model Act provides comprehensive legislation governing the critical phases of cooperative development: creation, financing, management, and termination.
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