Many homeowners enjoy the benefits of a homeowner’s association (HOA) – that is, until problems arise. Then, an HOA can be a difficult entity to deal with. If you have a conflict arising with your HOA, you should always remain calm and polite, but if you believe your rights are being violated, contact a California HOA attorney right away.
HOAs and homeowners can have conflicts, and the following are some steps to take if you have concerns:
- Make sure you know the HOA bylaws and rules
- Follow procedures when lodging a complaint
- If you are accused of violations, respond properly in writing, maintain all communications, and never hesitate to have the help of an attorney
- Try to remedy any violations on your part immediately
Sometimes, it is best to consult with an HOA lawyer who can assess the best course of action in your situation. An attorney can evaluate your rights and options, negotiate the matter with your HOA if needed, or even escalate the matter. Depending on the requirements in your HOA bylaws, you might need to take a conflict to mediation, arbitration, or litigation.
As a homeowner in an HOA, it is important to comply with the regulations and take the proper action to change them if you disagree with certain provisions. It is also important to stand up for yourself if the HOA is taking wrongful action against you.
Contact a Trusted California HOA Lawyer
At Pratt & Associates, we assist both homeowners and HOA boards with a wide range of legal questions and conflicts that can arise. If you would like to discuss concerns, please call 408.369.0800 or contact us online to speak with a California HOA attorney. We have offices in San Jose, CA, Campbel, CA, Mountain View, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Santa Clara, CA, Cupertino, CA, to best serve you.