Notable HOA lawsuits (August 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This month: Allegations of fraudulent HOA foreclosures; derivative lawsuit involving elite golf community; CA Supreme Court considers issue of voter apathy; condo association accused of skipping elections; family sues after child drowns in community swimming pool; HOA lawsuit over alternating paint color scheme settled out of court.  Dozens of former owners sue their condo association over fraudulent foreclosures (TX) At least 30 current and former owners of units Continue ReadingNotable HOA lawsuits (August 2019)

This week’s stories from HOAville: (Aug. 4, 2019)

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com This week: Home and condo owners face steep special assessments and challenge their HOA boards; HOA dismantles resident’s memorial to his deceased child; Florida CDD accused of abusing its power. Condo owners object to hefty special assessments for structural balcony repairs (MI) According to some owners interviewed for Channel 13, Village at Grand Landing Condominium Association is threatening to foreclose on residential unit owners who don’t pay another Continue ReadingThis week’s stories from HOAville: (Aug. 4, 2019)

This week in HOA-ville: deferred condo maintenance, HOA lawsuits, and $500 recurring fines

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities (debgoonan@icloud.com) From negligence to abuse of power, highlights of recent reports on HOA life in the U.S.   HOA lawsuit, deferred maintenance make these North Myrtle Beach condos a tough sell (South Carolina) Tilghman Beach and Racquet (condo) Association has been embroiled in a lawsuit for the past three years. A group of seven owners of vacation condos is suing the HOA board, claiming the representatives of the association Continue ReadingThis week in HOA-ville: deferred condo maintenance, HOA lawsuits, and $500 recurring fines

FL law protects your rights to grow vegetables, but not if you live under HOA rules

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by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Last month, Florida’s Legislature supported a bill that protects the rights of its residents to grow their own food — including front yard vegetable gardens. The victory was celebrated by gardening enthusiasts, especially those who prefer to eat organically-grown foods. The National Gardening Association, a strong supporter of Florida Senate Bill 82, estimates that nearly one-third of American households rely on homegrown vegetables, fruits, and herbs to drastically reduce Continue ReadingFL law protects your rights to grow vegetables, but not if you live under HOA rules