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Learn the rules and functions of your community's HOA.
Homeowners association rules limit what you can do with your property, but HOA powers aren’t absolute, and you may be able to settle a dispute in your favor.
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Starting a home business comes with several advantages and disadvantages. Here's some of the things you should know before you start a home-based business.
An old proverb states A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. While humorous, we all too often find our clients coming to us with problems that have arisen as a result of their self-representation in forming a business, drafting a Will, preparing a premarital agreeme...
Thanks to recent changes in bankruptcy law, home owners association (HOA) fees are not wiped out by bankruptcy. This confuses bankruptcy clients, especially those who give up the home associated with the fees. I explain why you are responsible for these fees after bankruptcy and offer a way out.
What are the powers of a homeowners association?
The powers of an HOA are typically outlined in the Covenants, Conditions Restricts better known as the CCRs. The CCRs can give the HOA numerous powers, including the right to maintain common areas and the right to collect assess...
Construction Defects are defined as a failure to construct a home or building in a reasonably workmanlike manner and/or the structure fails to perform in the manner that is reasonably intended by the buyer.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
defects from expansive soil
As a result of recent financial turmoil, many people who bought
their homes expecting the value to go up have seen exactly the opposite.
What are your options for getting out of a home thats worth less than
what you owe on it?
My Home is Underwater What do I do?
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Many small to mid-size home owners associations (HOAs) are run by a board made of a few active members. It can be a thankless job, especially when the HOA cannot afford to pay an outside management company to be responsible for the day to day management of the HOA.The question t...
A homeowner association (HOA) develops rules and regulations intended to look out for the common interest of residents within its development. Purchasing a home in an area controlled by a HOA usually comes with automatic membership in the association and responsibility for associ...
By: Hans C. Wahl, Esq.
The Florida legislature has always given Floridas condominium associations great flexibility to construct and maintain their own bylaws, rules and regulations in which to govern their communities. In exchange for that flexibility, the Florida Statutes, wi...
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