Do I have to pay for that? Can they make me do that? Living in a community that's run by a homeowners' association inevitably gives rise to questions about one's rights and responsibilities. Find answers to some of the commonly asked questions here.
Should I avoid buying a house with high HOA fees?
How HOA fees should factor into your buying decision, and what additional information to look for.
Is It Legal for Dogs to Swim in the Condo Pool?
Find out what accommodations your condo owners are required to provide.
Our Homeowners' Association Keeps Adding More Rules; Can It Legally Do This?
The rules that were in place when you moved in may not be all the rules you end up living with.
Can I rent my parking space to another homeowner in my development?
Your parking space may or not be "yours," and you'll have to research your HOA's rules on whether you can rent it out.
Can I sell my storage unit to another HOA homeowner?
Check your HOA's governing documents -- in most communities, storage units either cannot be separated from the property or aren't the homeowner's to sell in the first place.
With walls so thin, we hear neighbors' noise! Can we take action or sue the developer?
Dealing with noisy neighbors and flimsy walls in a common interest development.
Can My Condo Association Stop An Owner From Smoking Marijuana?
If it's legal to smoke marijuana in your area, can condo owners take action against marijuana smoke drifting into their unit from neighboring units?
FAQs About Disputes With Condo or Homeowner Association
Living in a community of shared rules and obligations comes with stresses and sometimes serious disagreements.
FAQs About Condo or Homeowner Association Dues and Fees
Find answers to common concerns about obligations to pay regular dues, special assessments, and more when living in a community governed by a membership board.
Must I Pay HOA Dues and Assessments for Common Areas I'm Not Using?
Your obligation to pay HOA fees does not depend on how much, or little, you use the common areas.
What Happens If I Don't Pay the HOA Special Assessment?
As long as the HOA was acting within its powers, your nonpayment could potentially result in late fees, prohibition on use of common areas, and a lien on your property.
No One Has Time to Volunteer for HOA Board -- Can We Pay Them?
When it's legal for HOA or community association board members to begin compensating themselves for their service to the community.