Does every homeowners association have to have bylaws?

Answer Yes. A Homeowners' Association (HOA) is a legal entity that governs a subdivision, condominium or town home development, or planned community. Membership is mandatory for any purchaser of a lot or ... Read More »

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Can a homeowners association establish new bylaws would these bylaws have to be added to the original deeds for each unit?

Generally, yes. The right to amend bylaws or establish new bylaws is usually reserved in the documents that created the condominium and its HOA. Those documents should outline the procedure. As to ... Read More »

Does the homeowners association have the right to keep settlement monies from the homeowners?

Your question implies that your association and its board pursued a cause of action -- whether through negotiation, mediation or a court of law -- and was awarded a cash settlement. Realistically, ... Read More »

If water damage to condo ceiling is caused by association pipe failure but you do not have homeowners policy will association be liable to pay for repairs?

Work with the board to determine whose responsibility is to repair and whose responsibility it is to pay for the repairs. The board will work with the broker who handles the master insurance policy.

What is the difference between a Condominium Homeowners Association and a Townhouse or Plan Unit Development Homeowners Association?

A condo or townhouse Homeowners' Association (HOA) governs a group of condos, wherein the association is responsible for the maintenance of the outside of the building(s), landscaping, and utilitie... Read More »