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BarbaraD11
(Washington)

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06/06/2021 11:26 AM  
Does the condo blue book apply to all states or just California.?
AugustinD


Posts:1937


06/06/2021 11:30 AM  
I believe whoever is printing, say, a "blue book for condominiums" is running a commercial, and so for profit, enterprise, not sponsored by any state government.

The only "blue book" that counts to me is a state's condo/HOA statutes; a state's nonprofit corporation statute; the case law pertaining to the statutes and condos/hoas in general; and the HOA/COA's governing documents.
CathyA3
(Ohio)

Posts:2607


06/06/2021 11:53 AM  
The web site says that it's for California.

Condo associations have many similarities but there are significant differences based on location and the details of individual governing documents. Even single communities can change over time.

So things like this blue book can be helpful for getting the gist of what an owner can expect, but it should not be taken as gospel, especially if you live in a different state. And as Augustin noted, these folks are selling a service - they also appear to be a law practice and couldn't give legal advice if not licensed in your state. Caveat Emptor (the first thing a potential condo owner should know.)
MaxB4
(California)

Posts:1614


06/06/2021 12:54 PM  
Posted By AugustinD on 06/06/2021 11:30 AM
I believe whoever is printing, say, a "blue book for condominiums" is running a commercial, and so for profit, enterprise, not sponsored by any state government.

The only "blue book" that counts to me is a state's condo/HOA statutes; a state's nonprofit corporation statute; the case law pertaining to the statutes and condos/hoas in general; and the HOA/COA's governing documents.



I have to assume you have never hear of the Condominium Blue Book for California. Here is a link: https://www.condobook.com/
MaxB4
(California)

Posts:1614


06/06/2021 12:55 PM  
Posted By CathyA3 on 06/06/2021 11:53 AM
The web site says that it's for California.

Condo associations have many similarities but there are significant differences based on location and the details of individual governing documents. Even single communities can change over time.

So things like this blue book can be helpful for getting the gist of what an owner can expect, but it should not be taken as gospel, especially if you live in a different state. And as Augustin noted, these folks are selling a service - they also appear to be a law practice and couldn't give legal advice if not licensed in your state. Caveat Emptor (the first thing a potential condo owner should know.)



It's also put out by a leading California HOA law firm ...... kinda like ....Adams Stirling
AugustinD


Posts:1937


06/06/2021 3:02 PM  
Posted By MaxB4 on 06/06/2021 12:54 PM

I have to assume you have never hear of the Condominium Blue Book for California. Here is a link: https://www.condobook.com/
You did not read my post, jackass.
MaxB4
(California)

Posts:1614


06/06/2021 3:24 PM  
Posted By AugustinD on 06/06/2021 3:02 PM
Posted By MaxB4 on 06/06/2021 12:54 PM

I have to assume you have never hear of the Condominium Blue Book for California. Here is a link: https://www.condobook.com/
You did not read my post, jackass.





Here is what the book contains:

The Condominium Bluebook for California
Written in a clear and concise manner by an expert on condominium law, this unique and valuable “homeowner’s bible” covers the statutory laws, case law and procedures that govern how common interest developments operate in California.

More Than 200,000 Copies Sold
The 2021 Condominium Bluebook represents the 33rd Edition of the Condominium Bluebook series. Homeowners have relied on this resource book and buy a new copy every year to stay current.

The Bluebook is Concise, Easy to Read, and Easy to Use
This handy reference is meant to be taken to every member and board meeting – like having an attorney in your back pocket.

It Covers Nearly Every Aspect of HOA Law with an Expert Analysis
Mr. Bickel has developed a thorough and clearly written guide to every aspect of HOA law which makes the Condominium Bluebook a uniquely valuable resource. Every new or amended code section is highlighted in bold italics for ease of reference.

Including Forms, Parliamentary Procedures, and Other Tools
From over 35 years of advising homeowners association and serving as a mediator, Mr. Bickel has created checklists and forms that every association will find useful. Also included in the 2021 edition are model election rules that conform to the newly renumbered and revised Davis-Stirling Act and a handy Conversion Table.

Outside of one's governing docs, it appears it checks off all "your" requirement. But then, that would require you to actually read what I posted!
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