Homeowners Association Law
Whether you are considering the purchase of real estate, or you already reside in a location that is governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), it is vital that you are well informed of your responsibilities and rights pertaining to the association. At Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A., our attorneys understand the benefits and difficulties that arise as a result of an HOA membership.
What is an HOA?
A Homeowners Association (HOA) is an entity maintained by a board of members that is responsible for the oversight of fees, the maintenance of common land and the adherence to rules and regulations of the community. Most often HOA’s are mandatory, meaning that lot owners and those purchasing real estate within the community must pay dues and comply with outlined rules and regulations of the community.
Issues Regarding HOA’s
Often, an HOA may fail to apply policies fairly on behalf of all members, which can result in inequality and unjust hardship within the community. In situations such as these, disputes may arise causing a homeowner to feel as though they are being mistreated. Examples of specific situations that members of an HOA may find themselves in are:
- Disputes about unfair rule enforcement within the community
- Residents’ inability to make payments on time
- Instances where a board does not act on behalf of the interests of the community
- When common areas or elements thereof have been the cause of property damage or injury
Quick resolution of disputes between the board and a member of the community is essential because of the potential financial hardship the disagreement can have on the member. In these cases, HOA lawyers can assist you in taking the proper action to uphold your rights within the community.
What We Can Offer You
At Snee, Lutche, Helmlinger & Spielberger, P.A., we understand that time is of the essence when dealing with HOA disputes. We work tirelessly to ensure that homeowners’ rights are upheld in such cases, and are adamant in the belief that we can assist you in pursing the option that best suits your case. Out attorneys are well versed in litigation concerning the Maryland Condominium Act and have vast experience in various areas of HOA Law including – but not limited to – drafting documents, contract review, recover of assessments and regulation enforcement.