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In California, there is no common law right to a view. Hence any right to a view must be granted either in the CC&Rs or by language in a deed or grant of easement. The scope of the view right is defined by the language in the documents. No owner is entitled to have an unobstructed view from his unit/lot unless there is specific view protection language in the governing documents or other recorded document, even when the owner paid a premium for a “view lot.” Pacifica Homeowners Association v. Wesley Palms Retirement Community (1986) 178 Cal.App.3rd 224, Cal. Rptr. 380).

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