Comparing Homeowners’ Associations to Local Government: In Conclusion

by Deborah Goonan This concludes the blog series  – Are Homeowner and Condo Associations “Mini-Governments?” – comparing the typical governance structure of HOAs (using the term generically) to our local governments, as guided by the principles of our Constitutional Republic. IN CONCLUSION, Homeowners’ Associations are generally non-profit corporations that have been granted special rights and powers by state law, for the purposes of enforcing CC&Rs and collecting assessments for shared expenses. HOA rights and powers, which are typically Continue ReadingComparing Homeowners’ Associations to Local Government: In Conclusion

Comparing Homeowners’ Associations to Local Government: Fewer Landlord and Tenant rights

By Deborah Goonan This blog series – Are Homeowner and Condo Associations “Mini-Governments?” – will compare the typical governance structure of HOAs (using the term generically) to our local governments, as guided by the principles of our Constitutional Republic. Part 5. Key differences between Homeowners’ or Condo Associations and Local Governments in America: Diluted landlord and tenant rights   Landlord and tenant rights are diluted in an HOA. In recent years, it has become common Continue ReadingComparing Homeowners’ Associations to Local Government: Fewer Landlord and Tenant rights