Homeowner Association Dispute Lawyer
An Orange County, CA Attorney Fighting For You
Homeowners' associations (HOA) represent homeowners living in a real estate development which maintain common areas for the use of all residents. They also enforce restrictions involving 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 homeowners' association, a board of directors - elected by homeowners - governs HOA rules and bylaws. When a homeowners' association dispute arises, very often it means that one member has filed a complaint about another member.
Resolving HOA disputes can be a complex legal process. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced real estate attorney on your side who can help you every step of the way. That's why you need the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton. Founded by attorney Carlton, our firm has more than four decades of experience in Southern California resolving real estate disputes.
Common Legal Issues
There are many reasons why HOA disputes quickly become complicated. It's important to speak with an attorney to learn more about your legal rights. Some of the issues our law firm can help you with involve:
- What Homeowners Associations May Regulate
- Filing Complaints Against Your HOA
- Dealing With Your HOA Board of Directors
The process of settling a homeowner 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 such actions 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, contact our Orange County law firm today. Call us at (949) 757-0707 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Costa Mesa office. Every conversation is confidential and attorney Carlton will personally handle your case. We work with people throughout Orange County and Southern California.