Unparalleled Representation In Homeowners Association Disputes
The rapid expansion of houses and condos in common-interest communities outpaces other forms of housing in the country, accounting for nearly a quarter of U.S. homes. Homeowners associations (HOAs) function as a governing entity to protect the collective interests and rights of community property owners.
When opinions on what is best for the community differ, an HOA dispute can follow. Vanessa Carpenter Lourie, P.C., provides representation for both community associations and individual homeowners in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Small Issues Can Quickly Escalate
Essentially, an HOA functions much like a business. It has an operating plan, manages funds and handles maintenance needs. But unlike a typical business, matters in an HOA are more personal and directly impact the communities and homeowners that live in them. A small conflict regarding a community rule can quickly escalate into a legal dispute requiring the help of an attorney.
Providing Effective And Efficient Solutions
HOA covenants govern an array of property matters, ranging from accepted exterior paint colors to how the association repairs damage after a natural disaster. Problems can arise from poor day to day community management, miscommunication or homeowner covenant violations.
Our firm routinely handles HOA disputes involving:
- Covenant amendments and enforcement
- Development defect claims
- Board of director’s governance
- Due collection and management
- Liens and foreclosures
- Property rights disputes
- Eminent domain
- Insurance coverage disputes
- Vendor and maintenance contact disputes
- Construction disputes
We recognize the personal nature of HOA disputes – homeowners want to exercise their rights as property owners and the association wants to ensure the continued success of the community. We aim to find proactive solutions that are cost-effective and timely.
Let Us Help You Reach A Resolution
With over 30 years of real estate and construction litigation experience, our firm can skillfully negotiate a settlement or represent your interests in court. We look forward to discussing your HOA issue in greater detail.