When should you Hire a Utah Real Estate Attorney to Help You fight HOA fees, liens and unfair HOA rules?
Home-owners and Condominium Associations (“HOAs”) are governed by a founding document called the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (or “CC&Rs”). Additional rules for HOA organizations are contained in Utah statute, bylaws, and the organization’s rules and regulations.
Many times, HOAs hire outside management companies to handle collection of assessments and maintenance of the common areas. Disputes often arise between an HOAs and their members. Here are a few common examples:
- The HOA (or more likely a management company) over-bills a member or charges the member invalid or unreasonable fines?
- The HOA accuses a member of violating its rules, even though the rules have not been enforced for a long time or have not been enforced evenly against other members.
- The HOA is not honoring its obligation to maintain the common areas in good condition.
- If your HOA (or management company) is harassing you or refusing to do its job, you should contact a real estate attorney to investigate your options.
The professional team of lawyers at Hepworth & Associates can help you determine whether you have a case against your HOA. We will handle communications with the HOA and free you up to focus on living your life. If your HOA is treating you badly, call us today at (801) 872-2222 to schedule a consultation.