The 2014 Condominium Bluebook for California In its 26th year of publication, the Condominium Bluebook for California is a comprehensive guide to the Davis-Stirling Act, renumbered and revised, and all the relevant laws that govern condominiums and planned developments. This 600 page resource is a roadmap to the legal side of common ownership and being an informed member of a homeowner association in California today.

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Top Reasons to Buy

1. Fully Revised

It features all the relevant laws taking effect on 1/1/2014, including the renumbering and amending of the Davis-Stirling Act.

2. Convenient

It contains all of the most relevant laws regulating owners’ associations in California in one concise, convenient handbook that easily fits into a briefcase or purse.

3. Thorough

It contains selected statutes from eight different California codes, and relevant provisions of the “Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law” all in one place.

4. Up to Date

It is updated annually so it is always current, and it shows all new statutory language and court decisions in bold italic type for easy reference.

5. Easy to Use

It contains a 100-page introductory chapter giving a simple, concise explanation of virtually every aspect of common ownership and association operations.

6. Broad Scope

Most of the content is equally applicable to condominiums, planned developments (townhomes), lofts, stock cooperatives and community apartments.

7. Summaries

It summarizes the most significant and relevant decisions of the California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal over the past 40 years.

8. Sample Forms

It contains sample forms (16), sample election rules, sample management contract, sample manager code of ethics, an abbreviated version of Roberts Rules of Order, and “20 Tips For A Successful Meeting.”

9. Digital

Available as a quality paperback and as an e-Book downloadable to your favorite electronic device.
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Written in a clear and concise manner by an expert on condominium law, this unique and valuable “homeowner’s bible” covers the statutory laws, case law and procedures that govern how common interest developments operate in California.

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More than 200,000 copies sold

The 2014 Condominium Bluebook represents the 26th Edition of the Condominium Bluebook series.  Homeowners have relied on this resource book and buy a new copy every year to stay current.

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Simple: The bluebook is concise, easy to read, and easy to use

This handy reference is meant to be taken to every member and board meeting – like  having an attorney in your back pocket.

Complete: Covers nearly every aspect of HOA law with an expert analysis

Mr. Bickel has developed a thorough and clearly written guide to every aspect of HOA law which makes the Condominium Bluebook a uniquely valuable resource. Every new or amended code section is highlighted in bold italics for ease of reference.

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Extras: Includes forms, parliamentary procedures, and other tools

From over 35 years of advising homeowners association and serving as a mediator, Mr. Bickel has created checklists and forms that every association will find useful.  Also included in the 2014 edition are model election rules that conform to the newly renumbered and revised Davis-Stirling Act and a handy Conversion Table.

About the Author

Branden E. Bickel is a principal and senior attorney in the firm of Bickel & Associates. Education: J.D. 1971, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 1971; B.A, 1968, University of California, Davis. He is a Captain (Ret.) in United States Army Intelligence. Mr. Bickel specializes in community association law and his firm provides a wide range of legal services to homeowner associations throughout Northern California.

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