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- How to Fight a California HOA (Homeowner Association) Architectural Committee and Win
While the Board of a Homeowner Association (HOA) in California has wide discretion to act on behalf of its members through its architectural, landscape and other committees and to either fine you, send you a violation notice or require you to take actions which may be expensive, you have options to fight an unjust arbitrary, capricious, discriminatory or illegal action, most of which will not even require the assistance of an attorney and you can win.
- What Florida HOAs Need to Know About the Marketable Record Title Act
Enacted 52 years ago, the Florida Marketable Record Title Act (“MRTA”) is a statute many homeowners associations remain blissfully unaware of — usually to their detriment.
- How to Get Out of a Timeshare
Many have fallen prey to the allure of a timeshare. The prices sound unbeatable, the amenities look amazing, and the idea of owning a piece of vacation paradise may seem too good to resist. Unfortunately, after buying a timeshare, reality sets in and many people find themselves wanting out of the agreement.
- Homeowners Association Disputes
Homeowners associations are common in many areas and various types of development. The homeowners association, or “HOA,” is the governing body of the subdivision or complex. However, there are times when individual or multiple homeowners have a legal dispute with the HOA. Several options may be available to help resolve such disputes.
- Neighbor’s Right to Build
When purchasing real estate, many people look to their views to determine if they want to purchase the property. Better views often translate to more valuable pieces of property. However, in some cases, a neighbor may be able to block a view or otherwise exercise his or her own legal rights in order to build something on his or her property that may interfere with the other property owners’ privileges.
- Homeowner Associations Be Aware And Wary Of The Marketable Record Title Act
Under current Florida law, there is a trap that can result in the expiration of the covenants for the community. Under the Marketable Record Title Act, Chapter 712 of Florida Statutes (“MRTA”), residential homeowners’ associations are required to preserve the integrity of the declaration for the entire community to retain the status of the declaration as the source of marketable title with regard to the transfer of a member’s residence.
- Government Buyout of Your Property: Your Top 10 Relocation Rights
In the event you as a business owner or homeowner or even a residential tenant are forced to move due to a government buyout, you are eligible for relocation expenses.
- Collections, Property Managers, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
With the world becoming more and more litigious, we all fear we might be sued over everyday actions or minor mistakes. In our market, homeowners are often trying to find a scapegoat for their financial responsibilities. Without following proper procedure, that scapegoat may be your HOA.
- How to File a Mechanics and Materialmen's Lien in Georgia
Contractors and suppliers, whose labor, services, equipment or materials were used to improve real estate, may be entitled to file a claim of lien under the Georgia Mechanics and Materialman's Lien Statute if they are not paid. Navigating this law, however, can be difficult so we have put together this step-by-step guide to help you understand the complexities of Georgia's Lien Laws.
- Absurd Animal Cases in Homeowners Associations
In my former legal practice, I found that few cases were more prone to absurd happenings, bizarre government policies, or overly expensive litigation than pet cases.