HOA, condo & co-op legislation report (Feb 2019-Part 2)

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Arizona Highlights of new and pending state legislation as of Feb. 2019, featuring Arizona, California, Idaho, and South Carolina. HOA would get paid last with new priority of payment proposal SB 1531 is a bill proposed by Arizona HOA trade group attorneys, sponsored by Senator David Farnsworth. It would change the priority of payment terms for both condominium and planned communities, to the advantage of HOA management companies, attorneys, and collection firms. Currently, Arizona statute Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op legislation report (Feb 2019-Part 2)

Just in time for Christmas, $75K jury award in HOA lawsuit

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Earlier this month, a Federal Court jury awarded $75,000 to Jeremy and Kristy Morris in their lawsuit against their HOA. The HOA lawsuit, filed January 2017, accused the HOA of anti-Christian religious discrimination. The jury agreed that West Hayden Estates Homeowners’ Association violated the Fair Housing Act, with its discriminatory behavior. The HOA board didn’t like Christmas The ordeal began four years ago, when Jeremy and his wife were Continue ReadingJust in time for Christmas, $75K jury award in HOA lawsuit

Homeowner – attorney files fair housing lawsuit seeking de-annexation from HOA

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities When I first glanced at the headlines about a Hayden, Idaho homeowner lawsuit over Christmas display, I thought it was just another belated story about an HOA objecting to holiday cheer. After reading the entire article posted by KHQ6, and then watching the video coverage from KREM TV (both links posted below), I realized there is more to this story. If you’ve been following this blog and HOA news in Continue ReadingHomeowner – attorney files fair housing lawsuit seeking de-annexation from HOA