HOA, condo & co-op case law and litigation highlights (July 2019)

Case law books court legal appeal

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities, debgoonan@icloud.com This month: court decisions affecting amendment of CC&Rs, HOA priority liens, foreclosure standards, Fair Housing Act accommodations, and much more.    Court approves reduction of percentage membership vote needed for amending CC&Rs (CA) Did you know that sometimes a judge can make it easier for your HOA-governed community to amend its restrictions? The case of Orchard Estate Homes, Inc. v. Orchard Homeowners Alliance is one example. The Owners’ Association Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op case law and litigation highlights (July 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (July 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities (debgoonan@icloud.com) This month: Nevada Real Estate Division suspends licenses of two HOA managers. Two former HOA treasurers, from communities in two different states, stand accused of embezzling money from their neighbors. In another case, the HOA treasurer allowed her son to “help” with bookkeeping, leading to unauthorized access of association’s money. CIC Commission revokes licenses of two HOA managers for fraudulent activity (NV) Thanks to Jenn W. For alerting Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op corruption and fraud roundup (July 2019)

HOA, Condo & Co-op legislation highlights (June 2019, CO, IN, MD, NV, WA )

Law legislative legislature forum

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities This month: Colorado CAM licensure extension vetoed; no mandatory mediation for Indiana HOAs; developer HOA voting rights clarified in Maryland; construction defect law changes in Nevada and Washington; WUCIOA limitations. Colorado CAM Licensure extension bill vetoed by Gov. Polis Since I last updated readers on the status of HB19-1212, the bill pertaining to continuation of licensing requirements for Community Association Managers (CAMs), I have learned that Governor Jared Polis Continue ReadingHOA, Condo & Co-op legislation highlights (June 2019, CO, IN, MD, NV, WA )

Homeowner wins HOA battle after neighbors offer support

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A Nevada HOA says that a Vietnam veteran, Neil Johnson, can keep his patriotic van parked in his driveway. The Palm Hills HOA community, Henderson, NV, enforces rules that prohibit commercial vehicles parked in driveways. Johnson’s van is painted with stars and stripes of the American flag. In March, Palm Hills classified the van as a commercial vehicle, and issued multiple parking citations. The HOA also threatened to tow Continue ReadingHomeowner wins HOA battle after neighbors offer support