By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities
In 2019, homeowners and residents of HOA-governed communities have come out of the shadows, speaking out about the abuses they’ve suffered in their not-so-utopian “communities.”
Falling behind on HOA fees — even by a small amount, even unintentionally — puts homeowners at risk of losing their homes to HOA foreclosure.
Even worse, most HOAs also have the legal power to fine an owner who violates a vague or petty HOA rule. In fact, your HOA might also fine you if your tenant or guest violates HOA Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions (CC&Rs).
And once a property owner gets caught in the HOA collections trap, look out!
HOA attorneys can pile on their legal fees, putting a homeowner on the fast track to foreclosure.
Here are the 3 most-read IAC articles on the subject for 2019: