Rights of Access to Separate Interest

An association may not deny a member of the association physical access to the member’s separate interest, either by restricting access through the common area to the separate interest, or by restricting access solely to the separate interest. (Civ. Code § 4510.) The only time when an association may deny access is where such action is otherwise allowed by law, by an order of a court, or by a final decision in a binding arbitration proceeding. (Civ. Code § 4510.)

Access Rights Also Extend to “Occupants”
The access rights provided under Civil Code Section 4510 extend also to “occupants” of a separate interest (i.e., renters) regardless of whether such persons own the separate interest or are otherwise members of the association. (Civ. Code § 4510.)