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HOA Lawsuits: Property owner challenges to HOA boards (Part 2)

When do private property restrictive covenants override state law? What makes deed restrictions valid, and part of a binding contract? Two recent HOA lawsuits shed some light on these issues.

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HOA Lawsuits: Owners challenge powers of HOA boards (Part 1)

A review of three recent HOA lawsuits in Colorado, Illinois, and Maryland.
Property owners accuse their HOA boards with abuse of power: the power for foreclose without providing proper notice; the power to negotiate the sale of a condo building without involvement of unit owners; and the power to approve a landscape contract benefitting only some of the unit owners.

Courts review 4 homeowner lawsuits against developer controlled HOAs

Homeowners sue declarant-developers for extending their control of community associations (HOAs) Developers accused of increasing HOA fees without justification, breaching fiduciary duties Property owners unsuccessfully

5 similar HOA & condo building safety bills yield mixed results for housing consumers

As detailed in my previous post, Florida’s Governor signed a controversial condo safety bill following a special 2022 legislative session. Legislators had faced steep political

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