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.
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.
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.
It’s bad enough dealing with defective construction in one’s home. But what can homeowners do when property damage — and high HOA fees — result from shoddy construction of commonly owned or maintained property?