The Importance Of Rules In Common Interest Communities
Condominiums and homeowners associations (HOAs) rely on rules and regulations to make their communities good places in which to live. When individual unit owners fail to abide by these rules, it can disrupt life throughout the community and leave board members with vexing questions regarding their options.
At Bender Anderson and Barba, P.C., in North Haven, we help common interest communities establish and enforce rules, covenants and regulations. When problems arise, we help boards find effective and efficient solutions. For more than 25 years, we have served as a trusted legal ally for HOAs, condominiums and other common interest communities throughout Connecticut.
Navigating Complex Rule Enforcement Issues
Condominium and HOA boards are wise to act carefully when enforcing community rules. An inadvertent legal violation by the board could derail the entire enforcement effort, resulting in further legal trouble and emboldening individual unit owners who shirk their responsibilities.
With guidance from an experienced attorney, however, you can be assured that you are acting within the scope of the law, thus allowing you to take as aggressive an approach as the situation warrants.
We can help you explore all the options available to you, including:
- Facilitating meetings between owners and boards
- Issuing demand letters
- Imposing fines
- Enforcing collection actions and foreclosures
With sound governing documents in place, you can avoid many of the pitfalls that can disrupt communities and lead to costly legal disputes. Our attorneys know how to establish policies and procedures that foster rule abidance and harmonious interaction between boards and unit owners.