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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Illinois condominium, homeowners association legislative updates (March 2018)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Several 2018 Illinois bills, and angst over homeowner protections enacted in 2017, are stirring up controversy in Chicago

Homeowner says HOA management company swtich led to mixup

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities I’m posting this report because I have heard similar stories from homeowners all over the country, many of them

CO: HOA attorney fee extortion?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A few weeks ago, the Stapleton HOA was in the news for preventing a homeowner from installing a radon

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