Dealing With an Orange County Home Owner's Association Dispute? Call Us!
Home owners' associations (HOA) represent homeowners living in a real estate development which maintain common areas for all residents' use, and enforces restrictions to do with maintenance, building and landscaping materials and décor, noise, nuisance and blight. HOAs often govern single-family subdivisions, town home communities and condominium developments. In every home owners' association, a board of directors-elected by home owners-governs HOA rules and bylaws. When a home owners association dispute arises, very often it means that one member has filed a complaint about another and resolving HOA disputes can be a complex legal process.
An HOA Dispute Can Require a Tough Real Estate Lawyer
The process of settling a home owner association dispute can be lengthy and complicated. A written statement is served to the subject of the complaint, who must then request a hearing within 15 days. The plaintiff may collect information from witnesses and review any statements, documents or investigations pertaining to the complaint. Then the HOA president assembles a tribunal of HOA members to review the case. Once a decision has been made by the tribunal, disciplinary action is usually taken, but it may be illegal or unfair. It could be too lax, letting a negligent or nuisance HOA member compromise your property values with sub-par home maintenance, criminal activity or blight.
For experienced legal real estate representation, call the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton today at (949) 757-0707 or contact us online. Every conversation is personalized and confidential. We handle real estate cases in the entire Orange County area, including Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach and Tustin.