Suing A Florida HOA or COA for Fiduciary Duty Failures

Suing A Florida HOA or COA for Fiduciary Duty Failures

Is suing a Florida HOA an option? Homeownership in Florida’s gated communities and condominium complexes often comes with the added responsibility of being a part of a homeowners association (HOA) or condominium owners association (COA). While these associations are established to maintain and enhance property values, there are instances when homeowners believe their HOA or…

Laws Governing HOA Collections

Laws Governing HOA Collections

Homeowners’ Association (HOA) fees play a vital role in maintaining the quality and functionality of communities. These fees help cover expenses such as landscaping, maintenance, amenities, and communal services. While the majority of homeowners diligently pay their HOA fees, there may be instances where an HOA collections collection efforts become necessary. In such cases, it…

Removing an HOA Board Member

Removing an HOA Board Member

If homeowners are having difficulty removing a board member from their homeowners association (HOA), they may want to consider seeking professional legal assistance. Legal counsel can help homeowners navigate the often complex process of removing an HOA board member. We have a team of experienced professionals who can help you every step of the way,…

“Should I buy in an HOA?”: Deciding Whether to Buy Within an HOA-Managed Community

“Should I buy in an HOA?”: Deciding Whether to Buy Within an HOA-Managed Community

If a prospective homeowner is looking at properties within an HOA it is worth doing a cost-benefit analysis to see if the relative inconvenience of purchasing a home and living within an HOA-governed area is worth the additional value of the property.  On the whole, properties within an HOA are worth more than their counterparts…

How to Handle Disagreements with an HOA

How to Handle Disagreements with an HOA

Some 20% of the US population lives in communities governed by condo owners associations (COAs), cooperatives or homeowners associations (HOAs). While there are certainly advantages to living under an association (such as enjoying higher property values compared to surrounding non-association communities), conflicts between residents and association boards are commonplace. Indeed, the Coalition for Community Housing…

7 Types of Unenforceable HOA Rules

7 Types of Unenforceable HOA Rules

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) and Condo Associations (COAs) have been given broad legal authority to create and enforce rules within their communities.  Associations are permitted to restrict, control and regulate the activities of their members all with the ultimate goal of increasing the market values of the properties they govern.  Although the powers of associations are…