Governing Documents for Condominium and Homeowner Associations don’t age well. They are not like a fine wine. They are more like cheap cheese. Remember, they were likely written by a developer who really only cared about them until it had sold all of its units or lots (assume 10 years or less). So if your documents were written before 2008, it is unlikely that they have anything in them to deal with:
- Emotional Support Animals;
- Short Term Rentals (AirBnB was founded in 2008 in San Francisco);
- Medical Marijuana; or
- Unit or Lot Owners buying insurance to cover a large insurance deductibles that could be assessed against them if their actions cause an insured loss.