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Title 33 – Property

Chapter 16 – Planned Communities

Article 1 – General Provisions

  • A. This chapter applies to all planned communities.
  • B. Notwithstanding any provisions in the community documents, this chapter does not apply to any school that receives monies from this state, including a charter school, and a school is exempt from regulation or any enforcement action by any homeowners’ association that is subject to this chapter.  With the exception of homeschools as defined in section 15-802, schools shall not be established within the living units of a homeowners’ association.  The homeowners’ association may enter into a contractual agreement with a school district or charter school to allow use of the homeowners’ association’s common areas by the school district or charter school.
  • C. This chapter does not apply to either of the following:
    • 1. Timeshare plans or associations that are subject to chapter 20 of this title.
    • 2. Notwithstanding any provision in the community documents, a nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association of owners that is created or incorporated before January 1, 1974 and that does not have authority to enforce covenants, conditions and restrictions related to the use, occupancy or appearance of the separately owned lots, parcels or units in a real estate development, unless a majority of all the members of such a nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association of owners elect in writing to subject the corporation or association to this chapter by recording a notice of election pursuant to subsection D of this section.
  • D. A nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association of owners that has the power under recorded covenants to assess members to pay the costs and expenses incurred in the performance of obligations created by recorded covenants for a real estate development that does not qualify as a planned community may elect to subject the nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association of owners to this chapter with the written approval of a majority of all the members.  A notice of election to be subject to this chapter shall be recorded by the nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association of owners with the county recorder of the county or counties in which the real estate development is located.  The notice is effective as of the date of the recording of the notice.  Any such election may be rescinded in the same manner as an election and is effective as of the date of the recording of the notice of rescission.