AB 1448 (Lopez) Personal Energy Conservation – Clotheslines and Drying Racks
New Civil Code Section 4750.10 provides that any governing document provision is void and unenforceable if it prohibits or unreasonably restricts the use of a clotheslines or a drying rack in the owner’s exclusive use backyard. Associations may adopt reasonable restrictions on clotheslines or drying racks that do not significantly increase the cost of using same. A balcony, railing, awning, or other part of a structure or building, such as a fence, are expressly excluded from the definition of a “clothesline” and “drying rack”. As such, associations may be able to prohibit the use of same to hang or otherwise dry laundered items.