Working with or on behalf of homeowners’ associations can lead to a variety of complex real estate issues. HOA’s tend to have lawyers representing them who are there to advice their members regarding a wide range of contract and property rights matters. Anyone purchasing property or participating in some kind of real estate transaction deserves the same.
If you believe you are dealing with an HOA that you believe has overstepped its boundaries, you have a right to take action. An experienced attorney can help guide you and ensure that you are within your rights and doing the right thing.
Remember, HOAs are legal entities, so you can file a lawsuit against it and ask that the court get involved to help resolve the matter. It is often best to try to negotiate a settlement first before going to court, but as a last result litigation might be necessary. The judge can order the HOA to obey its own rules or determine that a certain rule is unfair or unconstitutional.
Whether you are negotiating with an HOA out of court or you intend to litigate the matter because negotiations are impossible or they have been unsuccessful, working with an attorney is essential. Bruce Huntington can help.
Bruce has experience dealing with HOAs and he understands what they can and cannot do. Whether you are buying real estate that is subject to HOA rules or you own property and you believe a rule is unconstitutional or has not been followed, Bruce can help.