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How to fight your HOA and Actually win?


I am not a practicing attorney, but I have a lot of experience leading, managing, operating, participating in litigation, and living as a community association as a member. I title that experience #TalesFromTheTrenches. Community Associations are not popular. Chances are that when you use a jury it would work in your favor. Please speak with a licensed attorney or a paralegal for some guidance. Also, stay diligent.

I plan to flush out each point as a separate post. Please subscribe and join the HOA Alliance (www.hoaalliance.org) membership.


Fighting against a Community Association (HOA, POA, COA,..etc.) can be challenging and complex. However, there are some steps that you can take to increase your chances of success:

  1. Please read and understand the HOA rules: Familiarize yourself with the HOA rules and regulations, and make sure you understand them fully. This will help you identify any violations by the HOA or other homeowners and better understand your rights and obligations. [REQUIRED]

  2. Document everything: Keep a detailed record of all communication with the HOA, including emails, letters, and phone calls. Also, take pictures or videos of any violations or disputes. [REQUIRED]

  3. Attend HOA meetings: Attend all HOA meetings and voice your concerns. Make sure to follow the HOA’s meeting procedures and protocols. If the HOA does not allow members to speak during meetings, consider running for a position on the board.

  4. Communicate in writing: If you have an issue with the HOA or another homeowner, communicate in writing. This will help you document your concerns and ensure that the HOA records your communication.[REQUIRED]

  5. Seek legal advice: If you cannot resolve your dispute with the HOA or other homeowners, seek legal advice from an attorney specializing in HOA law. They can help you understand your legal rights and provide guidance on how to proceed.

  6. Organize with other homeowners: Consider organizing with others who share your concerns. This can give you more leverage when negotiating with the HOA and make it more difficult for the HOA to ignore your problems.[REQUIRED]

Remember, fighting a Community Association can be a long and challenging process, but with persistence and a well-planned strategy, you can increase your chances of success.

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