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Homeowner’s drain tile trenches wreak havoc in neighbors’ yards

Mike HunterQ: A member of our homeowners’ association believes he does not have to follow our subdivision’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (or CCRs). He filled in the natural depression of the drainage ditch in his back yard to level the area. He then built a catch basin at his property line where the natural water flow would normally have gradually drained onto the adjacent lot, and installed drain tile trenches that all empty into a catch basin.

Now during heavy rains, his neighbor has rapids over 4 feet wide and sometimes over a foot deep eroding away his yard.

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Finding the Right Attorney

 

Next to selecting a manager, probably the most important decision an association can make is selecting legal counsel.  The community association field is complex and ever-changing, and boards have a responsibility to find a legal expert with diverse talents and capabilities who will provide the best council for the association.

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Duty to Call

A board’s reluctance to contact an attorney could be a risk not worth taking.

A Fort Lauderdale condominium association paid $100,000.00 to settle a lawsuit after an attorney-board member who wasn’t licensed in Florida wrongly insisted how overdue assessments should be collected.


Board members of a California condominium association didn’t consult...

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