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Are any clauses prohibited in HOA documents?

When people buy homes, the most important document they will sign is the purchase agreement, and people typically inspect this agreement closely before signing it. However, there are other documents that warrant just as much inspection if you are buying a home in a homeowners' association.

Little Free Library causes big problems for homeowner, HOA

One of the most frustrating disputes homeowners can get into with a homeowners' association involves adding something or making changes on their property that they view as harmless. They might even argue that it makes the neighborhood a better place.

Issues can arise when people do short-term leasing in HOAs

Florida is a popular vacation destination for people all over the world. Naples in particular offers visitors a unique and charming getaway, whether they are here to visit family or soak in the sun at the beach. And even though there are numerous hotels in the city, visitors are increasingly choosing short-term home rentals over hotels when they visit the area.

3 reasons why it can be wise to resolve HOA issues quickly

For all the pain points that a homeowners' association (HOA) might alleviate, disputes can arise when residents and the association disagree. In these situations, it can be wise to consult an attorney as soon as possible as there are numerous benefits to resolving the matter quickly.

What is an ARC?

CONDO and HOA issues: If you live in a homeowners' association, or if you are considering buying a house or condominium in an association, then you should be prepared for the limitations that come with membership. For instance, if you plan to make any changes to your home, or even your landscaping, chances are that you will have to get approval from an Architectural Review Committee ("ARC).

Condos - Common problems involving common areas

Common areas are often desirable spaces or amenities that come with living in a condominium. They can be lobbies, party rooms, pools or rooftop gardens, though elevators, storage areas and hallways can also be common areas.

How to handle a dispute with your HOA

Homeowners often choose to live in an association or planned development because it alleviates some of the stress and responsibility of home ownership. If you live in an association, you may not need to worry about disruptive neighbors, poorly maintained premises or dangerous pets nearby. 

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