Association Disputes & Litigation

Condominium Association Disputes (Owners)

 Condominium associations and owners inevitably have disputes, due to the fact that two parties are responsible for maintaining different parts of the same building. Levying assessments and placing liens on your condominium unit are amongst many powers conveyed to condominium associations. Bylaws and condominium declarations are also often a source of dispute or contention. 


If you have received a notice from your COA, it most likely either demanding for compliance or payment of dues. If you need to dispute said type of notice, you most likely will need an attorney on your side. If your dispute has escalated into foreclosure then you should seek legal advice as quickly as possible. If you have a dispute with your condominium association you should seek legal advice from a real estate attorney to learn what your legal rights are. 

Home Owner Association Disputes (Owners)

  Homeowners associations and homeowners have disputes frequently. Do you feel harassed by your HOA or a particular neighbor that keeps complaining about you to the HOA? Levying assessments and placing liens on your home are amongst many powers conveyed to HOAs. HOA declarations are often a source of dispute or contention with homeowners as well. If you have a dispute with your HOA you should seek legal advice to learn what your legal rights are.


 If you have received a notice from your HOA, it most likely either demanding for compliance or payment of dues. If you need to dispute said type of notice, you most likely will need an attorney on your side. If your dispute has escalated into foreclosure then you should seek legal advice as quickly as possible. If you have a dispute with your homeowners association you should seek legal advice from a real estate attorney to learn what your legal rights are.  
 

COAs and HOAs

 When owners fail to pay their dues it is common practice to place a lien on the homeowner’s property, as per the association’s bylaws. This process is very technical and should be filed by the association's attorney. Other disputes can arise when certain owners fail to abide by other non-financial bylaws of the association, such as disrepair or neglecting their property, becoming a burden on all of the other association members. We have all seen the ugly house on the block, which decreases the value of the neighboring homes. Given the complexity of enforcing the association bylaws, it is imperative to have a real estate attorney oversee these disputes. In addition, attorney's fees and court costs can be recovered when incurred to correct breach of deed restrictions or to recover non-payment of dues or assessments.  If your Association is in need of a real estate attorney please contact us  to schedule a free initial consultation.