What can be done about HOA dysfunction?

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  1. In order for an owner or resident of a HOA-managed community to begin to positively address their HOA dysfunction issues, they should read and understand their own governing documents. Governing documents that I have read are very comprehensive and reasonable balance the interests of all interested parties: owners, residents, contractors, mortgage lenders, local and state governments, etc. Most “how to” books on condo living I’ve read note that most owners/residents are not aware of what their governing documents specify. Herein is the root of the HOA dysfunction problem. Such ignorance or apathy lends itself to exploitation by individuals who are out to maximize their own rewards at the expense of the entire HOA community. Such individuals may include the community’s sociopaths (an estimated 5% of the general population) and various contractors who offer their “services” to the community for a fee.