Summary of notable 2021 legislation affecting housing consumers and property owners of HOA-governed housing. Includes references to legislative websites to track progress of bills under consideration.
This week, Shu Bartholomew and I discussed several nationwide legislative trends affecting HOA-governed communities. Some of the proposed bills offer promising protections for homeowner rights.
Sometimes a homeowner in a bind misses a payment or sends it a few days late. Then the HOA attorney, backed up by the HOA board, hastily files a lien on the home and penalizes the owner with fees that quickly spiral out of control.
When property owners want to talk about deferred HOA maintenance, selective enforcement of rules and restrictions, or high HOA fees and special assessments, wouldn’t it be great if they could overcome these HOA barriers and find a quick and easy way to reach out to their neighbors?