In a first, state boots entire HOA boardState officials, in an “unprecedented action” announced on Tuesday, removed the entire three-member board of the Autumn Chase Homeowners Association in North Las Vegas. “This is the first time the state has taken the extraordinary step of removing an HOA’s board for violating the law,” said Terry Johnson, director of the Nevada Department of Business & Industry, which runs the Real Estate Division.
HOA fee issue likely headed back to Nevada Supreme CourtBloomberg News The Nevada Supreme Court may soon be asked to weigh in again on the issue of past-due homeowner association assessments and fees levied against buyers of foreclosed homes. Attorneys for the Southern Highlands Community Association, in a bid to short-circuit an existing class-action lawsuit over those fees, last week told Clark County District Court Judge Susan Scann that they will appeal one of her rulings in the suit.
Neighbors of Las Vegas hoarder get sympathy but little elseJane Ann Morrison Sun City Summerlin promotes itself as a pristine retirement community with strict community standards. Look at the above photo and think again. Wouldn’t you presume the homeowners association regulations would prohibit that pile of junk?
Judge: Might be difficult for HOA scam victims to get restitutionA federal judge voiced sympathy Thursday for homeowners victimized in the sweeping scheme to defraud homeowners associations, but said it may be hard to get them restitution. “I sure wouldn’t hold my breath,” Senior U.S. District Judge Lloyd George said during a rare hearing he called to address the restitution issue.
Federal prosecutors pursue restitution in corruption case involving HOAsFederal prosecutors say they are working hard to obtain restitution for victims in the investigation into corruption at Las Vegas Valley homeowners associations. Charles La Bella, the Justice Department lawyer spearheading the investigation, filed court papers Tuesday informing a federal judge of the government’s efforts.
HOA directors should be held accountableEditor’s note: This is the second installment of a three-part series on requirements for managers of homeowners associations and how to protect communities from fraud. This week’s article addresses what it takes to be an HOA board member.
The HOA scandalFour suicides, a single lawyer making more than $100 million, a man beaten severely, voter fraud, homeowner association manipulation, family companies left bankrupt, ripped-off homeowners and now dozens of federal indictments. These developments in Southern Nevada are collectively known as the “HOA scandal” – but, ironically, they have little to do with HOAs.
4 more HOAs sued over collection costs deemed improperFour more Southern Nevada homeowners associations have been sued over allegations they’ve been requiring purchasers of foreclosed homes to pay off inflated liens. In one case filed this week in Clark County District Court, Metroplex Realty LLC sued the Black Hawk Homeowners Association in North Las Vegas, Shadow Wood Homeowners Association Inc.