Family files human rights complaint over condo HOA rule against child’s play

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com What’s up with the South Shore Villas Condominium Association? What do they have against a 4-year-old child who loves to play outdoors in his community? WPIX11 reports that the condo association in West Babylon, Long Island, is threatening to fine Liam’s parents, Robert and Angelica Parker, for allowing him to play on the common areas. Liam is an energetic child who enjoys riding his scooter and tricycle on the Continue ReadingFamily files human rights complaint over condo HOA rule against child’s play

PA homeowners sue HOA and its attorneys for filing frivolous lawsuit

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com Now that their years’ long HOA legal battle has come to an end, two Pennsylvania homeowners have filed a lawsuit against their HOA and its attorneys. Attorney Daniel D. Stofko, of Edelstien and Margolis law firm in Scranton, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Michael Glassic and his wife, Noreen Gorka.  The Stillwater Lakes Civic Association and their attorneys from Young & Haros, LLC — Nicholas C.  and Continue ReadingPA homeowners sue HOA and its attorneys for filing frivolous lawsuit

HOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Nov. 11, 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Religious discrimination costly for condo association; owners hit with huge special assessments; no solutions in sight for HOA community plagued by sinkholes or condominiums threatened by beach erosion; jury orders bad neighbor to pay $1M to condo association; another condo association near death. New Jersey HOA must pay legal fees for religious discrimination/fair housing lawsuit   A group of Orthodox Jewish residents of the Enclave at the Fairways (Lakewood) Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Nov. 11, 2019)

HOA, condo state laws change homeowner rights (Nov. 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com California provides increased protection against housing discrimination for military families; Florida considers bill to rein in power of CDDs to create new bond obligations for homeowners; Hawaii reverses course on condo owner protection from nonjudicial foreclosure.   California Housing providers cannot discriminate due to Veteran, military status SB 222 makes it a violation of civil rights to engage in housing discrimination based upon Veteran or military status, offering Continue ReadingHOA, condo state laws change homeowner rights (Nov. 2019)