CA Ct Says Owners Can’t Sue Other Owners for Violations of Governing Docs Other than Declaration

Unpublished California Appellate Court decision (August 19, 2014).

In this case, one homeowner (“Harper”) sued its neighboring homeowner (“Valentine”) and their homeowners association (“Association”) over alleged violations of the Association’s governing documents, which included the Association’s Architectural Guidelines (“Guidelines”). Harper’s action sought relief from the Association’s approval of the construction of a new home on Valentine’s property because of alleged deficiencies in the approval process.

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