Category Archives: Legislation

Vancouver – Homeowners’ associations ask state for help

Columbian.com – Homeowners’ associations ask state for helpBy Stevie Mathieu Columbian staff writer Because of foreclosures, banks and other corporations now own 40 percent of the townhomes in Rich Freedman’s Vancouver neighborhood. In addition to being a depressing statistic, it also has made it nearly impossible for Freedman’s homeowners’ association to get enough members at meetings to make important decisions about the neighborhood.

Arizona – Legislation would let insured pet owners keep dogs off leash

Legislation would let insured pet owners keep dogs off leashPosted: Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:00 am By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services East Valley Tribune | State lawmakers are weighing whether to let those who have insurance to pay for injuries their dogs may cause ignore county leash laws and homeowner association rules. Legislation crafted by Sen.

North Carolina – Homeowners, HOAs battle at General Assembly

Homeowners, HOAs battle at General Assembly :: WRAL.comRaleigh, N.C. – Dozens of angry homeowners came to a public hearing at the General Assembly Monday to ask lawmakers to tighten regulations for homeowners associations. HOA boards have the power to put liens on homes or foreclose on them if owners don’t pay their membership dues and fines.

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North Carolina – Lawmakers turn attention to homeowners groups

Lawmakers turn attention to homeowners groupsFriction between homeowners associations and their members in North Carolina played out in a Raleigh auditorium Monday before a committee charged with coming up with ways to ease the sometimes-contentious relationship. The state House Select Committee on Homeowners Associations heard from dozens of speakers on both sides of the issue during a three-hour hearing at the Legislative Building.

Virginia – MercerTrigiani Tracks Changes to Law through new Website

MercerTrigiani – 2012 Virginia Legislative News and InformationMercerTrigiani provides legislative counsel to the Virginia Legislative Action Committee of Community Associations Institute (“VALAC”). MercerTrigiani is registered to lobby on behalf of VALAC and has a long history of devoting time and resources to the improvement of the laws affecting common interest community associations in Virginia.

Carolinas – S.C. association laws differ from N.C.’s

S.C. association laws differ from N.C.’sQ: Does South Carolina have similar laws as North Carolina when it comes to HOAs? Mike Hunter is handing this question to Cynthia Jones, an associate who is licensed to practice in both North and South Carolina. Her practice focuses on representation of homeowners associations and real estate developers.

Texas – New laws aim to limit power of HOAs

New laws aim to limit power of HOAsOn top of his dues, Rash was recently presented with a foundation assessment of $17,000 from his homeowners association (HOA). He will split that assessment with seven other townhome owners, but he said it isn’t fair. “It’s dealing with an internal government that, in my opinion, has more power than the governor of our state,” he said.

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Texas – New Laws Aimed At Curbing HOA Abuse

New Laws Aimed At Curbing HOA AbuseFRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – Chad Butler has had his share of dealings with his homeowners association, especially after a car ran into the Frisco resident’s fence. “It was damaged the first time over here in the center,” he pointed out. “We had to provide a written notice that we were going to change the design of the fence.

Texas – New Homeowner Association laws could slow down foreclosures

New Homeowner Association laws could slow down foreclosures9:36 p.m. CST, December 27, 2011 There are more than 30,000 homeowner associations in Texas. Starting January first, they will fall under a new set of laws that put some limits on their power. Some associations have been accused of moving to swiftly to foreclose on a member’s homes simply for missing annual dues.

Texas – New homeowner association laws in Texas designed to curb abuses

New homeowner association laws in Texas designed to curb abuses | Local News | News from…HB1228: Creates an expedited foreclosure process where the Texas Supreme Court established rules for expedited foreclosure proceedings for an association to use in foreclosing an assessment lien. The recipient of the notice has 60 days to fix the delinquency before an association can start a judicial foreclosure or post a notice to auction the property.