By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Unbelievable but true: The community association industry trade group, whose members feed off of common interest communities, advises the Delaware State Attorney General on how to “regulate” HOAs. Pardon the cliche, but that’s like the fox watching the henhouse. Seeing is believing, so here are some screenshots to prove my point. Delaware AG’s “Fraud and Consumer Protection” web page is little more than an ad campaign for Community Associations Continue ReadingGuess who advises Delaware AG on HOA regulation?
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities As noted in a previous blog, several HOA and Condominium bills have been introduced in Hawaii this year. One of the most notable, HB 381, a proposal for establishment of a Condominium Ombudsman to handle dispute resolution, has died in committee, following testimony at a hearing held on February 8, 2017. Although the committee received written testimony in support of HB 381, twice as many letters were received in opposition to Continue ReadingHOA, Condo Legislation updates: Hawaii
By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities I have been contacted by Marcia Kimura, Hawaii Condo Unit Owner and Advocate, regarding legislative efforts to establish a Condo Ombusdsman plus regulatory Commission, similar to Nevada’s Real Estate Division (NRED). Kimura has started a petition for condo unit owners to show their support for proposed regulation and oversight of Hawaii condominium associations. In previous years, proposals to create a Condo Ombudsman have failed to gain traction in the state Legislature. Continue ReadingHawaii petition appeal for condo Ombudsman