Southern California Mediator
Serving a Request for Resolution
Any party to a dispute in a homeowner association may initiate the ADR process (mediation or arbitration) by serving on the other party to the dispute a Request for Resolution. A Request for Resolution must include all of the following:
- A brief description of the dispute between the parties;
- A request for alternative dispute resolution (mediation or arbitration);
- A notice that the party receiving the Request for Resolution is required to respond within 30 days of receipt or the request will be deemed rejected; and
- If the party on whom the request is served is a member of the association, a copy of Civil Code sections 5925 through 5965.
Service of the Request for Resolution shall be by personal delivery, first-class mail, express mail, facsimile transmission, or other means reasonably calculated to provide the party on whom the request is served actual notice of the request.