If you believe that your Homeowners Association (HOA) board is not operating as it should, there are several steps you can take to report the issue and seek resolution. Here are some suggested steps:
Review the HOA governing documents: Review the HOA’s governing documents, which typically include the bylaws, rules, and regulations, to understand the Board’s responsibilities and limitations.
Contact the Board: If you have concerns, contact the Board in writing, either by email or by submitting a written letter. Be specific about your concerns and provide any evidence you have to support your claims. Request a response from the Board within a reasonable timeframe.
Attend HOA meetings: Attend HOA meetings and raise your concerns during the appropriate time for open discussion. It is essential to be respectful and transparent when speaking and to request that the Board address the issue at the next meeting.
Contact the HOA management company: If your HOA has a management company, contact them to report your concerns. They can help resolve the issue or guide the proper procedures for addressing it.
File a complaint with the state: If you have exhausted other options and believe that the Board is violating state laws or regulations, you can file a complaint with the relevant state agency. You can typically find this information on the agency’s website.
It is important to note that some HOA governing documents may require specific procedures for addressing disputes or complaints. Be sure to review the governing documents to understand any policies that must be followed. If you cannot resolve the issue with the Board or the management company, you may seek legal advice or mediation services to help determine the dispute.