My back patio is off my living room. One of the corners is coming apart. My pole lamp cover is missing...I asked them to tell me who do I call for bulk trash pickup to no avail. I am making the repairs myself. Can I quit this HOA?
No, you cannot quit the HOA. All owners are legally bound as members of the HOA and must abide by the HOA Declaration recorded in the real estate records, and all its rules and regulations. Unless the HOA Declaration establishes an escrow process, then there is no way to do that. You can notify the HOA you are withholding your payments, and they can place a lien on your property and even foreclose on it. You can pay for repairs, and send them the bill, but hey can refuse to pay it, and then you could sue them to try to collect. If you cannot work it out with the HOA, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the situation and advise you of your options.
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