Quick! Do rules and regs trump your HOA’s declaration? And what if your declaration conflicts with your bylaws? HOA gurus freely banter about the terms “CC&Rs,” “bylaws,” “rules and regs,” and “governing documents.” But what exactly are those documents, and which are the most and least powerful?
Here we lay out what constitutes each governing document and sort out which ones have more authority than others. For instance, do rules and regs trump CC&Rs? No, and here we explain why.