When you purchase a property in a building or community governed by a homeowners’ association (HOA), you agree to abide by its rules. These rules are initially developed by the property developer and are enforced and amended by the HOA board of directors. Your HOA community rules are outlined in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). CC&Rs might state whether homeowners may erect fences or swimming pools, what color they can paint their home, what their obligations are regarding lawn-mowing and snow removal, what pets are allowed, and much more.
For the most part, HOA’s work well to maintain the condition, value, and in many instances, uniformity of the properties within the association. Typically things run smoothly as long as everyone follows the rules, but what happens when you disagree with the HOA, and the board running the association, and you don’t see eye to eye?
Can you take legal action against your HOA if you feel you are wrongfully accused of disobeying the bylaws? The answer is yes. With the legal aid of an attorney in Loudon County, VA, the Ceresa Law firm has the experience you want defending your case. If you have a major dispute and believe your HOA is out of line, and you haven’t been able to work out a compromise or initiate an amendment to the rules, you can take legal action. Because an HOA is a legal entity, you can file a lawsuit against it and ask a court to get involved.