(A) In any action brought to enforce, modify, terminate, declare rights under, or otherwise affect an encumbrance relating to real property within a new community district, or in any action in which the requested relief would affect an encumbrance, one or more of the owners or residents of the real property within the new community district who are the beneficiaries of or are burdened by the encumbrance, may sue or be sued as representative parties on behalf of all the owners or residents. If one or more of the owners or residents sue or are sued as representative parties on behalf of all the owners or residents, the action may be maintained as a class action. The action shall be governed by the procedural rules in effect in the court in which the action is brought and members of the class shall be entitled to participate as provided in such procedural rules.
(B) As used in this section, "encumbrance" means an easement, covenant, condition, restriction, community development charges, or similar encumbrance relating to real property within a new community district.
Effective Date: 06-29-1979 .