Annapolis Attorneys for Homeowners Associations Issues
At Evans Law, our attorneys concentrate on real estate matters, including the representation of homeowners associations and individual homeowners in the Annapolis area.
Many Annapolis property owners are individuals and families who belong to a homeowners association. While most homeowners associations are well run and reasonable, there are exceptions. For example, an HOA may fail to properly maintain or repair property, unfairly enforce HOA rules, or even misappropriate funds. Our attorneys provide legal counsel to HOAs and represent people living in condominiums, townhomes, single-family homes, and commercial subdivisions governed by homeowners associations.
Our attorneys are qualified to handle the following homeowners association issues:
- CC&R violations
- Code violations
- Bylaws violations
- Policy and procedure disputes
- Architectural approval disputes
- Board disputes
- Noise issues
- Nuisance complaints
- Pet policies
- Use of common areas
Generally, homeowners associations provide valuable services to property owners, including managing the community’s finances, maintaining the common areas throughout the community, and enforcing certain standards in accordance with HOA governing documents and state law. An effective HOA ultimately ensures its members enjoy their homes and their community.
The collection of HOA assessments and fees is crucial to the successful operation of a homeowners association. Unfortunately, they can also be a point of contention for property owners and HOA board members. We assist HOAs in the collection of unpaid assessments, as well as homeowners who are facing litigation based on delinquent fees.
Assistance with CC&R & HOA Governing Documents
An HOA’s Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions, and Reservations of Easements (CC&Rs) are binding on all HOA members, and are central to protecting member interests. Our attorneys are qualified to help HOA boards of directors in addressing violations and in resolving disputes. We can also provide guidance in taking the proper steps to amend or update HOA governing documents. For HOA members, we provide defense representation for those accused of CC&R violations.
With creative problem solving, most disputes affecting HOAs and their members can be efficiently resolved through successful representation and non-judicial measures, such as mediation and alternative dispute resolution. When trial is necessary, however, we provide our clients with the finest representation available. From initial claim evaluation to negotiation proceedings to appeals, we are known for the personal attention we give to each of our clients and the dedication with which we represent their interests.
Experienced Advice and Representation for Maryland HOA Matters
For more information about our representation for homeowners associations and HOA members, please contact the Evans Law to schedule a consultation. Our Annapolis attorneys have handled homeowners association issues for clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.