If you live in a planned community, townhome, or a condominium, it is expected that in due time, there will be disputes or misinterpretation of rules that may warrant the need of a third party mediation
The Homeowners’ Association or HOA of the cluster of people living together in a community can benefit from the hiring of an HOA lawyer.
This specialty attorney can set the affairs of the HOA in order. The lawyer will draft the Founding and Governing Documents of the organization that complies with California law. These include articles of corporation and bylaws and also the informal rules and regulations. The HOA lawyer also mediates in disputes with the building or community contractor or with vendors that have dealings with the HOA.
The attorney also sets the tenure of service of the officers of the HOA, how many will serve on the board, and how many meetings are needed every month to ensure that the affairs of HOA are running smoothly. There are also negligent homeowners who frequently miss the payments of monthly dues, so the lawyer should also set in place sanctions to counter these non payments. The attorney is familiar with the process of obtaining court judgments and liens based on non payment.
On a day to day basis, when management, operational or technical issues arise, since the HOA bylaws are written in legal jargon, the attorney will also be asked to give legal interpretation on the issues at hand so that they could be settled amicably and the dispute’s resolution will serve as a precedent in future evolving issues.
ISSUES AGAINST THE CONTRACTOR
The HOA lawyer in Los Angeles is also trained in the solving of multiple cases of construction defects which are discovered long after people have purchased or leased property within the community. In some cases, the project developer will recognize its responsibilities in repairing or replacing the defects. But in most instances, they will place the blame on the wear and tear or improper use of the facilities by the residents. This is where the attorney comes in so that the homeowners can have some leverage in winning their case.
Sometimes, not all homeowners will not agree to file a lawsuit against the contractor because the defect doesn’t affect their property. In this case, only the concerned parties can band together to file a Class Action Lawsuit with the HOA lawyer as their representation.
LESSER WORRIES WITH A HOA LAWYER ON CALL
In the interest of your community and fellow homeowners, it is best to hire an HOA lawyer to represent your group.…