If you have ever had a dispute with your homeowners’ association, you aren’t alone. About one out of five Americans lives in homeowners’ or neighborhood association, and disputes are extremely common. In most cases, individual homeowners are at a substantial disadvantage when it comes to clashes with their associations. Here are some of the reasons why having an experienced real estate attorney in your corner can make a difference in your dispute:
- All members of homeowners’ associations have rights that are protected by law, such as the right to peaceably assemble or to display the American flag. However, the state statutes governing homeowners’ associations and their relations with their members are complex, and determining your own rights in regard to issues as varied as landscaping, disputes with neighbors, and disturbing the peace can be difficult. An experienced real estate attorney can apprise you of your legal rights and help ensure they are upheld.
- In addition to state laws, homeowners’ associations have their own internal rules. It’s easy for members to be intimidated into believing they have no recourse if they are accused of breaking a rule. However, it is possible to bring legal action to declare these rules unenforceable. An attorney can review the association bylaws and determine what your course of action should be.
- Some real estate attorneys work with homeowners’ associations, who retain them for assistance in collecting dues, negotiating and drafting agreements with members, resolving disputes, and otherwise representing their interests. Attorneys who have worked in this capacity are likely to have an extensive grasp of homeowners’ association laws and a better understanding of how to successfully negotiate with these groups.
When you need a real estate attorney in Florida, call the Law Office of Charles P. Castellon. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with homeowners’ and community associations as well as representing individual homeowners in disputes. Whatever your legal needs are, we will work to find the best solution for you. Call our Orlando office at (407) 851-0201 to schedule an appointment, or visit us online for more information about our services.
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