Homeowner Association Disputes: What You Need To Know
When living in a neighborhood or condo building that involves a homeowner association (HOA), certain rules and regulations must be followed. Unfortunately, board members are often in situations where they may take advantage of homeowners and make irresponsible decisions on their behalf. When you find yourself in this situation, you need an experienced lawyer. I am Scott McMillan, founder of The McMillan Law Firm, APC, and I have worked with clients throughout Southern California who find themselves in this position.
Associations Have A Duty To Residents
When you retain my services, you can expect direct, honest advice. I will not tell you what you want to hear. I give you the facts of your situation so you can know what to expect. In doing so, we can create a tailored strategy that is based on your specific needs. The most common disagreements revolve around property disputes, board disputes, payment issues, upkeep on property and building proposals. As a homeowner, you have a right to make your voice heard. When you aren’t given that option, it can be extremely frustrating. That is where a skilled real estate attorney, such as myself, can step in and take charge.
Homeowner associations have open-meeting requirements. Many people find that board members will try to have things behind closed doors so that homeowners won’t get to express their opinions. While there are certain meetings that are allowed to be private, most of them must be held in front of anyone who would like to join. When they don’t, it goes against everything they are supposed to stand for. They have obligations and requirements to meet. If they do not meet them, you may be entitled to damages. I will clearly explain the choices you are facing so we can move forward in the right direction.
Call Today To Schedule A Consultation
As soon as you have questions revolving your association and the rules it is enforcing, it is important to seek legal counsel. I will always do what is in the best interest of my clients, whether that is settling out of court or going to trial. To schedule a consultation, call my office in La Mesa at 619-567-5328 today. You can also fill out my contact form online so that I can be in touch with you as soon as possible.