This month’s most notable HOA lawsuits (October 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@icloud.com This month: a fatal construction accident and toxic mold contamination lead to liability lawsuits; conflicts of interest in alleged against a golf resort community; victory for homeowners in HOA lawsuit over holiday lights; court rules HOA can’t stop construction of a nearby group home; $41M award in parking garage defect lawsuit. New Jersey Condo association named in $10M liability lawsuit The family of a construction worker, who was Continue ReadingThis month’s most notable HOA lawsuits (October 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Oct. 4, 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities debgoonan@iclould.com   In this news roundup: Texas HOA attempts to settle long-running dispute over parked vehicles; battle over property rights in Nashville; elderly Iowa couple trapped in their 3rd floor condo; updates on catastrophic NJ condo deck collapse.   Texas Balcones Woods HOA reduces lien from $143K to $75K Back in August, the Balcones Woods Club HOA placed a $143,000 lien on the home of Greg Daniels. According to Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op news roundup (Oct. 4, 2019)

HOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Summer 2019)

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Debgoonan@icloud.com  Homeowners, HOAs, and local governments debate what to do about struggling or dead golf courses in the U.S. Homeowners near dry, overgrown golf course fear wildfire threat (CA) Residents of the Adobe Creek HOA worry that four to five-foot tall dried grass creates a wildfire risk for their community. The Adobe Creek golf course has been shut down since 2017. It’s a public course with portions in Petaluma Continue ReadingHOA, condo & co-op Golf Community Updates (Summer 2019)

Owners upset over rapidly rising HOA, condo fees

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Whether you own property in a planned community or a condominium, beware of unexpected fee increases. Here are three recent examples: Homeowners in Tennessee debate how to pay to update their aging amenities; an aggressive board forces owners out of their Florida condos with excessively high fees; and a flash flood destroys basement common areas and condo units, but insurance won’t cover the full cost of repairs.   HOA Continue ReadingOwners upset over rapidly rising HOA, condo fees