CO: HOA attorney fee extortion?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities A few weeks ago, the Stapleton HOA was in the news for preventing a homeowner from installing a radon mitigation system in connection with the sale of her home. The HOA denied Melissa Crowder’s request for modification for dubious reasons. Legal experts and the Department of Environmental Health have gone on the record opposing the HOA’s decision, and in support of Crowder. Nevertheless, the HOA dug in their heels Continue ReadingCO: HOA attorney fee extortion?

CAI opposes IL HOA law that would protect owners’ rights

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Advocates for reform of – and alternatives to – homeowners and condo associations have been saying for years now that industry trade group Community Associations Institute (CAI) does not represent the interests of homeowners. Too many state and federal policy makers have turned a deaf ear to that basic truth. Why do so many Legislators keep drinking the HOA Industry Kool Aid, despite near epidemic reports of theft and Continue ReadingCAI opposes IL HOA law that would protect owners’ rights