Sample HOA Bylaws

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1 ASSOCIATION OF CO-OWNERS............................................................ 4

1.1 Organization........................................................................................................ 4

1.2 Compliance ......................................................................................................... 4

1.3 Office .................................................................................................................. 4

1.4 Inspection............................................................................................................ 4

Section 2 DEFINITIONS........................................................................................... 5

2.1 Definition of Terms ............................................................................................. 5

2.2 Other Association Documents ............................................................................ 6

2.3 Applicability of Gender Pronouns........................................................................ 6

Section 3 MEMBERSHIP, VOTING RIGHTS AND MEETINGS............................... 7

3.1 Membership ........................................................................................................ 7

3.2 Voting Rights ...................................................................................................... 7

3.3 Meetings. ............................................................................................................ 8

3.4 Quorum for Meetings .......................................................................................... 9

3.5 Majority .............................................................................................................. 9

Section 4 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ....................................................................... 10

4.1 General Powers. .............................................................................................. 10

4.2 Developer-Appointed Board of Directors. ....................................................... 10

4.3 Transfer of Control from Developer. ................................................................. 11

4.4 Powers and Duties ............................................................................................ 12

4.5 Meetings. .......................................................................................................... 13

4.6 Responsibility for Maintenance and Repair........................................................ 13

4.7 Responsibility for Records................................................................................. 14

4.8 Reserve Fund..................................................................................................... 15

4.9 Construction Liens ............................................................................................ 15

4.10 Managing Agent.............................................................................................. 15

Section 5 OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES.............................................................. 16

5.1 Officers ............................................................................................................. 16

5.2 Offices. .............................................................................................................. 16

5.3 Advisory Committee. ........................................................................................ 17

5.4 Other Committees............................................................................................. 18

Section 6 EXPENSES AND ASSESSMENTS......................................................... 20

6.1 Administration of Expenses and Receipts ........................................................ 20

6.2 Determination of Assessments......................................................................... 20

6.3 Apportionment and Collection of Assessments ............................................... 22

6.4 Legal Remedies for Default on Assessments.................................................... 22

6.5 Financial Responsibility of the Developer ......................................................... 24

Section 7 TAXES, INSURANCE, AND REPAIR...................................................... 25

7.1 Real Property Taxes .......................................................................................... 25

7.2 Insurance Coverage .......................................................................................... 25

7.3 Reconstruction and Repair............................................................................... 26

7.4 Eminent Domain ............................................................................................... 28

Section 8 USE AND OCCUPANCY RESTRICTIONS ............................................. 30

8.1 Residential Use of Units .................................................................................... 30

8.2 Use and Occupancy Restrictions...................................................................... 30

8.3 Applicability of Use and Occupancy Restrictions ............................................ 35

8.4 Zoning Compliance ........................................................................................... 36

8.5 Rules of Conduct............................................................................................... 36

8.6 Enforcement by Developer ............................................................................... 36

8.7 Co-Owner Enforcement..................................................................................... 36

8.8 Remedies on Breach.......................................................................................... 36

8.9 Reserved Rights of Developer .......................................................................... 36

8.10 Assignment and Succession........................................................................... 37

Section 9 MORTGAGES......................................................................................... 38

9.1 Notice to Association ........................................................................................ 38

9.2 Insurance........................................................................................................... 38

9.3 Rights of Mortgagees ....................................................................................... 38

9.4 Additional Notification........................................................................................ 38

Section 10 TRANSFER OF UNITS.......................................................................... 39

10.1 Unrestricted Transfers ..................................................................................... 39

10.2 Notice to Association ......................................................................................39

10.3 First Option of Association.............................................................................. 39

10.4 Election Not to Exercise ................................................................................. 40

10.5 Election to Exercise........................................................................................ 40

10.6 Purchase at Judicial Sale................................................................................. 41

10.7 Financing of Purchase .................................................................................... 41

10.8 Miscellaneous................................................................................................. 41

Section 11 LEASES................................................................................................ 43

11.1 Notice of Lease ............................................................................................... 43

11.2 Remedies of Association ................................................................................ 43

11.3 Liability for Assessments ................................................................................ 44

Section 12 ARBITRATION....................................................................................... 45

12.1 Submission to Arbitration................................................................................ 45

12.2 Disputes Involving the Developer.................................................................... 45

12.3 Preservation of Rights .................................................................................... 45

Section 13 INDEMNIFICATION .............................................................................. 4

13.1 Indemnification of Directors and Officers........................................................ 46

13.2 Insurance for Directors and Officers ............................................................... 46

Section 14 OTHER PROVISIONS .......................................................................... 48

14.1 Severability .................................................................................................... 48

14.2 Amendment..................................................................................................... 48

14.3 Governing Law................................................................................................ 48

14.4 Conflicting Provisions ..................................................................................... 48

14.5 Notices ............................................................................................................ 48