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How to Handle Disgruntled HOA Residents

HOA dispute
Disgruntled residents can become a stressful situation for any HOA board. They can also cost the board money in legal fees if the matter becomes a dispute. Before the problem reaches that level, the HOA may be able to take steps to diffuse the situation. At the end of the day, the homeowner has the

Can an HOA Evict a Resident?

The attorneys at Pratt & Associates help HOAs deal with difficult situations that require legal help.
An HOA does not have the power to evict a resident in the same way that a landlord would. If a homeowner is failing to follow the HOA rules, the association could enforce its rules by assessing fines. If the homeowner does not pay the fines, the HOA could foreclose on the property. These are
HOA Board Members
In general, the HOA has three primary areas of responsibility. They are: Maintaining and repairing the HOAs common areas Managing the HOAs finances and budget Revising and enforcing the rules of the HOA If you are an HOA board member, you may find yourself doing the following: Participating in decisionmaking Selecting and overseeing the HOAs

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Accessory Dwelling Unit
Homeowners associations are used to being able to restrict what a homeowner can do on their own property because it is an inherent part of an HOA. A new California law allows homeowners to build an accessory dwelling unit on their own property (ADU) regardless of what the HOA covenants, conditions, and restrictions state. An