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Virginia – Homeowners’ association bill stripped of fine powers

Virginia homeowners’ association bill guttedVirginia homeowners’ associations will not have the power to impose fines that are not in their declarations, after a contentious bill on the issue was revamped in committee. The final bill that passed both chambers of the legislature is stripped of that controversial provision.

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Virginia – Feud over sign could force Fairfax’s Olde Belhaven to sell square

Feud over sign could force Fairfax’s Olde Belhaven to sell square“Need I say more! This would lead to chaos,” a neighbor fretted in an e-mail about the precedent that would be set if the sign wasn’t removed. “Our property values would be put at risk.” Such HOA disputes are as suburban as cul-de-sacs and two-car garages, but few metastasize into legal battles that spend years in the courts, break legal ground and bankrupt the HOA.

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North Carolina – Can townhome board levy fines for rules violations?

Can townhome board levy fines for rules violations?Q: I live in a townhouse complex. Neither our bylaws nor our Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions mention anything about fines for violations. Now our board of directors has decided to adopt a set of “rules” which they plan to enforce by levying fines for violations. Is this legal?

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North Carolina – Woman fights HOA to keep home after $589K of invalid fines

Woman fights HOA to keep home after $589K of invalid finesMINT HILL, N.C. — For Rosanna Wilfong, it started a decade ago. Her front yard was flooding. A pool of rainwater swelled until it was knee-deep. So she hired a company to install a French drain — a kind of underground trench with a pipe to channel the water away from the foundation of her home.

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Florida – Issues with fining owners

Issues with fining ownersQ:I am on a single-family HOA board that is governed by Chapter 720, Florida Statutes. We are in the process of establishing a “Compliance Committee,” as required by our community covenants, which will have the authority to fine owners who violate the covenants with regard to home maintenance, use of home sites and common areas, etc.

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