Common HOA Lawsuits & How to Dodge (err…) Avoid Them

Common HOA Lawsuits & How to Dodge (err…) Avoid Them

Kat Marquis Iguanas in your condo swimming pool? Not cool! A homeowner turning her garage into a disco? That’s a no-go. Unit owners suing your HOA for breach of fiduciary duty and neglect? What the heck!? Seems like just about any HOA struggle can turn into a lawsuit these days. Here’s how to keep HOA lawsuits to a minimum and stay out of court. Read More... [et_social_share]
Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Kat Marquis Many Community Managers inquire about a better way to resolve disputes in Community Association living than always launching litigation. After all, no one wants on-going conflict where they live. Managers share with me the frustration of Associations they manage with regard to the amount of money, time, and aggravation spent in the court system. Read More... [et_social_share]
No Need to Ignore the Elephant in the Room!

No Need to Ignore the Elephant in the Room!

Jill Kalter Another quick example of pursuing mediation with or without representation comes from a variety of programs offered through your State. The State of Utah for example has Utah's Dispute Resolution Center1 available to its citizens. The Utah Dispute Resolution Center is a non-profit and has an impressive Community Association Program offering a sliding scale fee and qualified pro bono Mediators. Additionally, the Center offers mediation services to low income homeowners in disputes that do not require a monetary settlement. Great resources such as this program are offered in most states nationwide. Read More... [et_social_share]
HOA Mediation — And Your Community

HOA Mediation — And Your Community

Jill Kalter Oftentimes when someone mentions mediation, divorce instantly comes to mind, not how it applies to your HOA. Some states have adopted mediation as the “go to” standard in HOA disputes prior to entering litigation. The State of Florida Homeowners Association Act requires presuit mediation before litigation.i Colorado’s Judicial Department Office of Dispute Resolution promotes HOA mediation, guiding parties through the system and promoting the benefits of mediation.ii These are just two examples of states that use mediation in HOA disputes. Read More... [et_social_share]

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