A)(1) A declaration of condominium property shall be filed and recorded in the office of the recorder of the county or counties in which the land or water slips described in the declaration are situated. All original declarations when filed shall be accompanied by a set of drawings of the condominium property as required by section 5311.07 of the Revised Code and a true copy of the bylaws of the unit owners association as required by section 5311.08 of the Revised Code.
(2) Any amendment to the declaration that effects any change in the bylaws or drawings, including an amendment to add additional land or an improvement to the condominium property, shall be accompanied by a true copy of the change in the bylaws and drawings.
(B) A recorder shall not accept any declaration or amendment and any bylaws and drawings for recording until a copy of the declaration or amendment and the bylaws and drawings have been filed with the auditor of the county and the declaration or amendment contains the auditor’s certification that a copy of the declaration or amendment and any bylaws and drawings have been filed with the auditor.
(C) No interest in a unit shall be conveyed until the declaration, bylaws, and drawings, certified as required by this section, have been filed for record. Errors or omissions in the declaration, bylaws, or drawings do not affect the title of a grantee of a unit.
(D) This section does not prohibit a developer and a purchaser from entering into an agreement for the sale of a condominium ownership interest prior to filing the documents that create that condominium ownership interest.
Effective Date: 07-20-2004