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On the Commons Podcast: 2021 Legislation — will it help or hurt owners and residents in HOA-governed communities?

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.

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2021 HOA, Condo, & Co-op legislation tracking

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.

Recipe for HOA abuse: too much power, no accountability

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.

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Construction defects in HOA Common property – Homeowner challenges

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?

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