HOAs vs Airbnb Hosts

Airbnb has become the new norm for short term and long term vacation rentals throughout the globe. In beach cities like San Diego, short term rentals under 30 days are particularly popular. Clients frequently contact me asking whether they are permitted to rent out a room in their home, or their entire home, to Airbnb guests, when they live in …

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

On September 4, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 349 into law which amended Civil Code Section 4735 relating to common interest developments under the Davis-Sterling Common Interest Development Act. This amendment, which became effective on September 4, 2015, and will continue to be the law until further amended, makes it unlawful for any common interest development (or homeowners …

The Reasonable Accommodation Request

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) is California’s counterpart to the Federal Fair Housing Act, and prevents discrimination in housing accommodations due to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability or genetic information. (California Government Code 12900 et seq). The term “disability” is broadly …

Airbnb – The New Era of Vacation Rentals

Airbnb is the newest online vacation rental service which connects travelers around the globe with hosts of residential properties who desire to rent out their entire property, or a single room in their home, to guests for a limited period of time. The way Airbnb works is that hosts register with the company and create a profile, complete with photos …

One Year Later – RULLCA’s Effect on Existing Limited Liability Companies

California enacted the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA” or “Act”) on January 1, 2014 which incorporated a few significant changes to the rules governing limited liability companies (“LLCs”).   All acts and transactions of existing LLCs that occur on or after January 1, 2014 are controlled by RULLCA, particularly in situations where the LLC’s existing operating agreement is silent. …

Updating Your LLC Operating Agreement

As of January 1, 2014, the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“RULLCA”) [Corp Code 17701.01 et seq] will take effect and automatically apply to all existing and newly formed limited liability companies (“LLCs”).  All acts, contracts or transactions of a new or existing LLC that take place or are entered into on or after January 1, 2014 will …