The 8 Most Common Legal Claims Against HOAs


  1. The HOA failed to maintain the common areas resulting in property damage to an owner's unit and/or personal injury.
  2. The homeowner association breached a contract with a vendor, contractor, or employee.
  3. A board member defamed an owner.
  4. The board failed to comply with its election rules resulting in an improper election of directors.
  5. A board member publicly disclosed private information concerning a member of the association.
  6. Someone hired as an independent contractor claims he or she was an employee after being injured.
  7. The HOA failed to obtain legally required reserve studies resulting in large, unfair special assessments.
  8. The HOA engaged in unlawful assessment collection practices.


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