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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.
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.
Our Homeowners' Association Keeps Adding More Rules; Can It Legally Do This?
The rules that were in place when you moved into your condo might not be all the rules you end up living with.
Can the HOA Stop Me From Using My Yard the Way I Want To?
That yard may not be "yours" in the first place! Learn how townhomes and similar developments can restrict changes to landscaping.
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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.
My wife and I are thinking about downsizing into a smaller house, but many of the available ones are within existing developments and governed by a homeowner’s association (HOA).