2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 47: Property Law
Article 7B: Condominium Act - Creation, Alteration and Termination of Condominiums, 47-7B-1 through 47-7B-21
Section 47-7B-17: Amendment of declaration.
47-7B-17. Amendment of declaration.
A. Except in cases of amendments that may be executed by a declarant under Section 47-7B-9 or 47-7B-10 NMSA 1978, the association under Section 47-7B-6, 47-7B-7, 47-7B-8, 47-7B-12 or 47-7B-13 NMSA 1978 or certain unit owners under Section 47-7B-8, 47-7B-12, 47-7B-13 or 47-7B-18 NMSA 1978 and except as limited by Subsection D of this section, the declaration, including the plats and plans, may be amended only by vote or agreement of unit owners of units to which at least sixty-seven percent of the votes in the association are allocated or any larger majority the declaration specifies. The declaration may specify a smaller number only if all of the units are restricted exclusively to nonresidential use.
B. No action to challenge the validity of an amendment adopted by the association pursuant to this section may be brought more than one year after the amendment is recorded.
C. Every amendment to the declaration shall be recorded in each county in which any portion of the condominium is located and is effective only upon recordation. An amendment shall be indexed in the grantee's index in the name of the condominium and the association and in the grantor's index in the name of the parties executing the amendment.
D. Except to the extent expressly permitted or required by other provisions of the Condominium Act, no amendment shall create or increase special declarant rights, increase the number of units or change the boundaries of any unit, the allocated interests of a unit or the uses to which any unit is restricted in the absence of unanimous consent of the unit owners.
E. Amendments to the declaration required by the Condominium Act to be recorded by the association shall be prepared, executed, recorded and certified on behalf of the association by any officer of the association designated for that purpose or, in the absence of designation, by the president of the association.
F. No amendment to the declaration which would limit, prohibit or eliminate the exercise of a special declarant right shall be effective, during the period of the reservation, without the concurrence of the declarant.
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