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  • Legal Options When Dealing with Contractor Disputes
      by HG.org

    It is during a dispute with a contractor that the company or owner will need to determine the best possible legal options available to end the conflict as quickly as possible. Ensuring the project completes is of great importance to the owner or business involved in the transaction and resolving the dispute may provide a remedy or an end to the argument.

  • Inherited HOA Property: What Are My Rights and Obligations?
      by HG.org

    Inheriting a property that has an attachment to a homeowners’ association could come with various problems and issues if the heir does not ensure that the HOA is taken care of after the house is his or hers legally. There are certain duties and fees that those with these properties must satisfy before everything settles.

  • Beware of Timeshare Resale Scams
      by HG.org

    From fraudulent claims of what the property is and where to scams of various individuals selling no actual building, it is important for buyers to know what is sold and to check out the building before the purchase. This may prevent any timeshare resale scams, and the victims may band together to seek legal remedies.

  • Disparate Impact Claims and Fair Housing Law
      by HG.org

    Fair housing laws are violated when a protected class of individuals is harmed through discrimination from the landlord or owner of a building. While these incidents are illegal, the burden of proving this is placed upon the plaintiff’s shoulders, and he or she must litigate this in court if a settlement is not an option.

  • Is Landlord Also Liable When HOA Is Responsible for Snow and Ice Removal
      by HG.org

    Depending on the lease or rental agreement in a real estate deal, the landlord could also be responsible for removing ice and snow from the property. There are often certain conditions that affect these situations that could lead to additional problems when not considered carefully by all parties involved.

  • HOA Bonds, Fees, and Assessments
      by HG.org

    Many communities have HOAs that help maintain, repair and regulate the dwellings in their association. Homeowners are responsible for paying HOA fees in order to fund the HOA. They may also be responsible for paying additional fees throughout the year as expenses add up.

  • Can an HOA Prevent the Lawful Exercise of Gun Rights?
      by HG.org

    Homeowners’ Associations are able to create and enforce many different rules and guidelines for those within the community. However, in usual circumstances, they are not permitted to take away the basic freedoms granted to United States citizens, but these HOAs could affect how rights are utilized within the area.

  • Can HOA Covenants Prohibit Energy–Efficient Improvements Like Solar Panels?
      by HG.org

    The installation of solar panels on a home is important to reduce energy costs, become part of the green movement and ensure there is always at least backup power when a battery is connected to solar powered panels. However, some Homeowners Associations may attempt to stop energy-efficient improvements due to various provisions in the HOA agreement.

  • Can My Condo Association Refuse Delivery of Packages?
      by HG.org

    Condo associations may provide a number of convenience services for their tenants, including accepting delivery of packages on tenants’ behalf. However, there may be limitations to these services or times when these services are curtailed. Understanding condo association rules and governing principles can help a person understand his or her rights and options if a service is not provided.

  • Can My Landlord Make Me Smoke Outside When My Lease Does Not Mention “No Smoking”?
      by HG.org

    Smoking has become one of the top priorities in removing from all establishments and property due to the adverse effects the smoke has on the house, unit and other persons’ health. Because of this, many landlords have installed smoke detectors, drafted clauses in leases about no smoking and similar actions.

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