Homeowners Association Law
Homeowners Association Law - US
- Community Association Manager Licensing
This resource center will provide state-specific information on enacted manager licensing/registration/certification/standards laws and pending legislation. It will also provide guidance and resources for those members and states that are discussing this issue.
- Fair Housing Laws - (HUD)
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity administers federal laws and establishes national policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
- Homeowners' Association - Definition
A homeowners' association (HOA) is an organization created by a real estate developer for the purpose of controlling the appearance and managing any common-area assets during the marketing, managing, and selling of homes and sites in a residential subdivision. It grants the developer privileged voting rights in governing the association, while allowing the developer to exit financial and legal responsibility of the organization, typically by transferring ownership of the association to the homeowners after selling off a predetermined number of lots. It allows a civil municipality to increase its tax base, but without requiring it to provide equal services to all of its citizens. Membership in the homeowners association by a residential buyer is typically forced as a condition of purchase; a buyer isn't given an option to reject it.
Organizations Related to Homeowners Association Law
- American Homeowners Association
AHA provides over 35 services and benefits that help take the high cost and hassles out of buying, owning and maintaining your home. As an AHA Member, you can save well over $1,000 each year and avoid many common (and costly) pitfalls. You can count on AHA for greater convenience and peace of mind -- we'll be there for you when you need us!
- American Homeowners Resource Center
We are a public interest interactive website for homeowners. This section is for those who live in Homeowners Associations. The primary driving force behind the American Homeowners Resource Center (AHRC) is a national and international grassroots network of homeowners working together to protect homes.
- Association for Homeowners Across America (AHAA)
The Association for Homeowners Across America (AHAA) exists to improve the home buying and homeownership experience for millions of people who currently own homes or wish to buy a home. The first organization of its kind, AHAA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization providing homeowners with a one-stop resource for homeowner education, consumer services, discounts, benefits, and advocacy.
- Community Association Network
The Community Associations Network, LLC was formed to create a single, public, internet resource for community associations and the people and firms that work with them. The phrase "re-inventing the wheel" has been used often to describe association operations, where each board of directors wrestles with a problem or issue as if it has never been dealt with before. Chances are it has, but there was no way to find out about it. CAN is going to try and change that. CAN is not affiliated with one individual, company or group, instead we try and bring you the widest possible scope of information, products and services to help you with this housing type. It is our hope that by doing this you'll find a good, positive answer to questions and issues that may confront you.
- Community Associations Institute
CAI provides education, tools and resources to people who govern and manage homeowners associations, condominiums and other planned communities. Our mission is to help you make your community a better—even preferred—place to call home
Publications Related to Homeowners Association Law
Articles on HG.org Related to Homeowners Association Law
- Before You Buy or Sell, Check Indoor Air QualityMold, Radon and other contributing factors to indoor air quality can significantly alter the value of a property and how well it sells. It can even constitute a claim or lawsuit.
- Use of EasementsWinter Park Home Magazine Issue 3 2013
- Forced Flood InsuranceOver the last several years, a number of large banks have been forcing homeowners to purchase excessive and in some cases unnecessary flood insurance policies at overpriced premiums. If you have been forced or pressured into buying one of these costly policies you may be able to recover your losses.
- Foreign Ownership of Immovables - TurkeyThe Turkish Parliament has enacted a law, Law No 6302 (“Law”) that enables foreigners to buy real estate in Turkey in line with the interests of the country. Accordingly, compliance with legal restrictions, provided that the interests of the country where this is justified in terms of international bilateral relations established by the Council of Ministers, citizens (individuals) of foreign countries may acquire immovable property and limited real rights in Turkey.
- Tenants' Classical Questions on the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa - Jan 2012 (Part 2)Can my deposit be used for my last months rental and other obligations to the landlord?
- Landlords' Classical Questions on the Consumer Protection Act in South Africa - Jan 2012 (Part 1)Is it true that my tenant can in terms of the Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) now cancel the lease by giving 20 business days’ notice, even if it is in the initial fixed term of the lease?
- Attorney Las Vegas - Real Estate Attorneys Foreclosure and Foreclosed Homes in Las Vegas NevadaWhat is foreclosure? - To foreclose on property is for a creditor to assert a claim of right, given by the owner of property to a creditor, to transfer interest in property to the creditor in the event the present owner (borrower) fails to pay an obligation, usually created by a loan agreement or promissory note. In short, in most cases, it is when a lender takes property from its owner and sells it in order to satisfy an unpaid debt.
- Dual Tracking is Expected in OhioPlaintiffs in Foreclosure litigation will continue to proceed with the foreclosure litigation despite having a loan modification application pending. I recently read a post regarding the California Act that will prohibit Banks from "dual tracking" foreclosure cases. This term of art that is developing describes the situation in which the Bank continues to work with the Homeowner to modify the mortgage while also proceeding with the foreclosure action.
- Legal Obligations and Liabilities of Condominium Homeowners’ Associations for the Common Areas in California LawLegal obligations and liabilities of condominium homeowners’ associations under the Davis-Stirling Act under California law for the maintenance, repair and replacement of the common areas of the condominium property.
- Private Restrictions on PropertyRestrictions imposed by a Developer on subdivided/platted land are generally entitled Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and Easements (“Covenants”).
- All Real Estate Law Articles
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