When owners aren’t satisfied with their homeowners’ associations (HOAs), they may take action by filing a civil lawsuit against the HOA. At the law office of Deborah Gold-Alexander, Attorney at Law, our experienced lawyer has been advising HOA boards for over three decades, and can help you to understand the top reasons why lawsuits are filed, what you can do to mitigate legal actions, and what to do if a lawsuit is filed. Consider these six top reasons that HOAs get sued in Lynn:
Home prices in Revere, Lynn and surrounding areas just keep rising, making it a great time to be a party on the selling end of a real estate transaction. For buyers alike, however, now may be the challenging but the best time to move on a home, as the real estate price surge isn’t expected to stop anytime soon.
Condo associations have a number of duties to those who live near or on the properties it maintains. From ensuring that buildings are cared for in an adequate manner to guaranteeing that any unreasonable hazards on grounds have been removed, when condo associations breach the duty they owe, they could be held liable should harm to others occur. This legal theory has, for the most part, encouraged condo associations to assume responsibility for maintaining properties. But should this always be the case? How should condo associations deal with sidewalks, which are often public, not private, property?
If you purchase a condo in Revere, Lynn, or surrounding areas, you will probably also be responsible for paying condo association/homeowners’ association fees. These fees are mandatory, are set at the discretion of the condo association, and are non-negotiable. Designed to pay for property maintenance and upkeep, as well as repairs and insurance, condo association fees are standard. If a person doesn’t pay their condo association fees, they can be penalized as such. The following considers the rights that condo associations have to recover payments when unit owners are delinquent.
Those who own a condo for commercial or residential purposes are often obligated to pay condominium association fees. These fees are standard, and typically cover the costs of repair to the property, maintenance, insurance, perhaps water and sewer and property upkeep. The fee amount varies depending upon the property, and may increase on an annual basis.