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Facts You Should Know
Before Choosing Your Legal Option
Lawsuit - Lawsuits should only be used as a last resort to resolve your litigation with your Homeowners Association (HOA), a Real Estate Attorney that specializes in HOA Law would be best to assist you in your case.
You should be prepared that lawsuits are lengthy, expensive, emotionally draining and unpredictable. So carefully weigh the cost of litigation against the hoped-for benefit... and then weigh it again. No guarantee of resolving your case, win or lose, the attorney always get paid.
Attorney Retainers Start At $1,500 to $3,500
Letters From Attorneys Start At $300 to $500
* There Could Be Additional Hourly Fee's and Court Cost
Paralegals - An inexpensive solution to investigating your legal options and sending legal documents to your HOA. No guarantee's of resolving your compliant.
State and Federal Agencies - Every state has local government agencies that will assist with the investigation of homeowner compliant's against their HOA. If homeowners use these agencies correctly, it would be like a shot across the bow of the Board of Directors. You will get their attention and possibly a faster resolution to your issues. HOA's do not want the government investigating them. No guarantee's, but your chances of a faster resolution are better.
Homeowner Beware... Often internal dispute resolution, mediation and even arbitration are used to gather evidence against the other party. Any evidence you volunteer to the board, individual directors, association vendors, agents and management companies , even to your neighbors, may be used against you in a later proceeding.