Documents

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. NOTE: Willis Management is still our property management company through and including September 30, 2021.

Articles of Financial Incorporation – These are handy when refinancing.

Balconies

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 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.

Insurance

This document is our Homeowners’ Association insurance policy, effective through October 13, 2021.)

Land Lease

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

Reserve studies

The Settlement (related to action against the University et al about the original construction of UT)