Q: I owned a condominium and then a house that both had homeowners’ associations. Rules were not enforced, many owners were delinquent with their payments, and it was unpleasant – especially with the section where my house was. I sold both of them and am looking to buy a house that is not part of an HOA. At what point is a real estate agent, or the owner if the house is for sale by owner, required to tell me if the community has a mandatory HOA? When I am told there is none, can I ask for it in writing? Is there some way I can check on my own to verify there is no HOA before I go look at a house?
Someone in the gated community of Arrowcreek has caused the death of more than 100 birds – some protected species – by intentionally leaving out poisoned birdseed that were soaked or dusted with an illegal insecticide no longer sold in the country, state wildlife and agriculture officials said Friday.
Authors: Community Associations Network National
By Mike Hunter
Attorney Michael Hunter specializes in community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley
Question: We live in a condo subdivision planned for 56 units. The developer has fallen into financial difficulty and has only sold six units. There are now 16 completed units. The developer is renting the remaining 10 units. Even though the six homeowners are paying $155 monthly as association dues, the developer is not providing home maintenance. What legal recourse do we have? What would happen to our property if the developer declares bankruptcy or if all of the unsold property goes into foreclosure? Would the HOA, which only consists of six owners, be responsible for paying the mortgage on the clubhouse? Would we be responsible for paying property taxes on the unsold homes?
News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network