Calif. Civil Code §4775
Amended and added by A.B. 968
Effective date: January 1, 2017

Until December 31, 2016, unless stated otherwise in the common interest development (CID) covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), the owner of a separate interest in a CID is responsible for maintaining their property and any exclusive use common area appurtenant to it.

On and after January 1, 2017, unless stated otherwise in the CID CC&Rs, an owner is also responsible for repairing and replacing their property. While the owner is still responsible for maintaining an exclusive use common area, the homeowners’ association (HOA) is now responsible to repair and replace it, when necessary.