From time to time, UT homeowners require copies of UT legal and governing documents.
Welcome Letter from Common Interest Management Services (CIMS)
Each UT homeowner was sent a personalized letter from CIMS on September 15, 2021. Effective October 1, 2021, CIMS’s start date, homeowners will be able to log into their portal to make payments of dues and to report service requests.
Articles of Financial Incorporation – These are handy when refinancing.
Balcony In 2006, the UT Board issued guidelines for maintaining balconies. This report includes guidelines on patio maintenance in addition to the patio guidelines linked to below.
In 2015, the City of Berkeley required that all balconies be inspected. The UT report, delivered in January 2016, describes the findings and makes specific recommendations (with illustrative photos) for specific areas.
CC&Rs (Codes, Covenants, and Restrictions)
A Declaration of CC&R is the legal document that lists all of the rules and guidelines for the community that you must agree to live by in exchange for living there. You were all given a set when you purchased your unit.
- The CC&Rs (PDF)
- The CC&Rs (searchable document)
- First Amendment to the CC&Rs (PDF)
- Second Amendment to the CC&Rs regarding Domestic Partners (approved May 1, 1999) (PDF)
- Architectural Review Board (ARB)-related amendments to the CC&Rs (all approved by the UTHOA Board)
- Flooring guidelines (approved January 20, 2010)
- Threshold (both interior and exterior) guidelines (2013)
- Patio guidelines (Originally published in September 2002, revised and approved January 20, 2010)
- Water heater guidelines (approved March 23, 2012)
- Satellite dish guidelines (approved in 2012)
- Shed guidelines (approved August 7, 2014)
- Guidelines for modifying grounds in exclusive-use areas. (PDF) (WORD)
- Resale restrictions (a form often requested by lenders)
- Violation, Fine, and Reimbursement Policy (approved October 17, 2007)
The Davis-Stirling Act
The Davis-Stirling Act (full name the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act) governs common interest developments such as condos in California.
To obtain a copy of our current Insurance Policy, log into the CIMS portal. Navigate to Documents > Insurance.
The Land Lease captures our agreement to lease the land that UT is built on from the University. (See page 2, #5, Term.) The University owns the land. We own the “improvements” only, although your annual tax bill lists your tax assessment as based on both the land and the improvements. The Alameda County Tax Assessor reported circa 1997 that UT was the only such property in the County and that they would not reprogram the system to reflect a single case, hence the inaccurate breakout.
Projects involving the entire complex
The Settlement (related to action against the University et al about the original construction of UT)