Category Archives: HOA

  • Some Things to Think About Before You Buy Into an HOA Community

    Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    There are lots of things to love about a residential community that is run by a Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”). But before you buy a property that is governed by an HOA, you should understand how these associations work. Here are just 3 things you should consider when deciding whether or not to buy property governed […]

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  • Restrictions on Short Term Rentals for Renters and Condo/Co-op Owners

    Posted on May 4, 2018 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    The popularity of short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO has generated complex questions about the legality of renting units on a short-term basis. Issues relating to municipal restrictions and insurance coverage limitations are still unsettled to a large extent. While the laws in various states and municipalities are inconsistent, the rules for renting […]

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  • Can an HOA Add New Rules?

    Posted on September 7, 2017 by admin in HOA.

    Existing or prospective members of homeowner’s associations (HOA) may wonder whether an HOA is permitted to add new rules at its discretion and what process it must use to inform members of rule modifications. In some cases, these rules impact an existing member’s lifestyle or may influence whether a potential member eventually purchases property in […]

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  • Determining Whether You Can Bring a Nuisance Claim

    Posted on August 9, 2017 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    Nuisance is generally defined as any activity or condition that is considered detrimental to the health or well-being of another person or interferes with another individual’s use and enjoyment of his property. This body of law seeks to compensate individuals for a dimunition in their property value owing to the objectionable activity. The theory of […]

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  • Restrictions to Be Aware of in an HOA Agreement

    Posted on March 2, 2017 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    Homeowner’s association (HOA) agreements stipulate the rules and restrictions of the community and specify how the association must be managed. Every HOA has its own distinct set of rules contained in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R) and some are more restrictive than others. If you are considering purchasing a home in an […]

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  • Dissolving Your Homeowner’s Association

    Posted on March 1, 2017 by admin in HOA, Real Estate Law.

    Joining a homeowner’s association (HOA) may have seemed like an ideal living arrangement when you joined your association, but perhaps living there no longer meets your expectations. Whether the association is poorly managed, the financial health of the association is faltering, or the association experienced some kind of unexpected disaster, you (and your co-members) may […]

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  • What You Can Do When Your Neighbor is Not Maintaining His Property

    Posted on January 27, 2017 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    Various types of disputes over property can impair relationships between neighbors. When your neighbor is not maintaining his property in good condition, it can affect your enjoyment of your own home and may even diminish your property value or your ability to sell the property. The problem might range from a minor infraction such as […]

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  • What Happens if HOA Forecloses on a Lien?

    Posted on January 25, 2017 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    Homeowners associations (HOA) are shared communities governed by a set of rules set forth in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R). If you live in a HOA, you are required to pay dues and assessments in accordance with the governing documents of the organization. Each homeowner is assessed a monthly fee based on […]

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  • Dues and Assessments Under an HOA

    Posted on January 20, 2017 by admin in HOA, Property Owners.

    Before purchasing a residence in a planned development community, it is important to review the homeowner association’s (HOA) governing and financial documents to understand its regulations and assess its financial security. One of the primary goals in reviewing this type of financial data is to gain insight into the financial obligations that members would be […]

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  • Causes of Action in HOA Disputes

    Posted on December 5, 2016 by admin in HOA.

    A homeowner association (HOA) is a common interest development governed by a Board of Directors (Board). While the Board itself is comprised of HOA members, disputes are common and can arise in a number of circumstances. Members should be aware, prior to purchasing property in an HOA, that they are required to comply with the […]

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