NC HOA faces dilemma: how to control traffic on private roads

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Home buyers might believe that living in a planned community with private roads is a good thing. They might imagine that traffic on their road will be limited to residents and guests. But, as the following report illustrates, traffic headaches and hazards are quite common in HOAs. For one thing, most common interest communities tend to have one or a few primary “through” streets with several side streets Continue ReadingNC HOA faces dilemma: how to control traffic on private roads

Is AZ HOA overstepping its authority?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Coronado Place HOA has been issuing speeding tickets. Arizona law gives Association-Governed communities the authority to ticket residents for speeding on its private roads. But homeowners claim these fines are invalid for various reasons. So several have not paid the speeding fines of $100. The HOA responded by sending letters threatening to shut off water to units of owners who fail to pay their speeding tickets. That prompted Continue ReadingIs AZ HOA overstepping its authority?