The Rules Of Community Living
Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) exist to establish and enforce rules intended to provide a level of conformity for people living within an established community, whether it be a condominium, a co-op or a common interest development (CID) of stand-alone houses. But even in these communities with their covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs), sometimes conflicts can arise when the expectations of a homeowner and the association clash.
Know The Rules Or Get A Lawyer
Often, HOA-related conflicts have to do with association dues, maintenance issues or situations where aesthetic mandates clash with individual freedom. Many of these disputes can be prevented by knowing your HOA’s rules before committing to a Georgia property. But when unforeseen disputes arise, you can benefit from having an attorney on your side who can protect your interest in your community and home while pursuing a workable legal solution. Whether you are involved with a conflict about paint colors, flooding, maintenance costs, renovations, water issues, solar panel installation or unapproved pets, our firm can help.
HOAs can put limits on everything from paint colors, landscaping and noise to holiday decorations and home businesses, where such restrictions do not represent harassment, discrimination, misappropriation of funds or contract violation. Make sure you’re aware of the rules of your HOA before pursuing legal action in a dispute.
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