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Trouble with a homeowner's association? You can fight back

You and your homeowner's association (HOA) have always been on good terms, but lately, you've felt like you're a target. You had a notice to take down the shutters you put on your house, because they didn't match the neighbors. You were asked not to build a playhouse in your yard.

Here are 3 tips for handling homeowner's association disputes

If your homeowner's association (HOA) has a problem with something you've done on your property, you could be engaged in a heavy dispute. The good news is that there are ways for you to handle the dispute and to move on.

Facing a HOA dispute? You might need to arbitrate or mediate

If you are engaged in a homeowners association (HOA) dispute, then you should know that many cases have to go through mediation or arbitration before going to trial. This helps prevent too many cases from going to court when they could be resolved through alternative means.

When a homeowner's association fails you, suing is an option

There are times when suing your homeowner's association may be in your best interests. Although it may seem like that could hurt your living conditions or make living in your community more difficult, the reality is that your relationship with the HOA should go both ways. It needs to respect you and vice-versa.

What should you do when fighting with a homeowner's association?

If you live in an area that is governed by a homeowners association (HOA), there is a risk that you could become involved in a dispute. Disputes can happen for many reasons ranging from decorating your property incorrectly to painting your home the wrong color.

Who pays for damage when you're in a homeowners association?

There will likely come a time when your condo is vacant. Perhaps you'll be traveling for work, or you plan to go away for a month on vacation. Whatever the reason is, if your condo is going to be vacant, you should understand what happens if there is damage caused to your home.

Fighting the homeowner's association? Dispute resolution helps

It's never a good time when you have to fight with the homeowners association (HOA) about something you want to do to your property. Nevertheless, there are rules in place in HOAs that residents have to live by.

Be cautious with a homeowners association dispute

There may be times when you dispute issues that the homeowners association (HOA) brings to your attention. It's wise to look carefully at any complaint so that you can argue against it and prepare to win a fight against your HOA.

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