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Hoa Gone wild

Can your Hoa send you a legal bill if you resend a complaint before it is set for hearing in front of the Arizona Real Estate Commission?

Are Arizona residents going to be further victimized by their HOA?

1 Response

  1. dennisl


    Attorneys fees cannot be awarded for any action before an administrative law judge. From what i understand your question to be you withdrew a petition before the ADRE and after the fact the association sent you a bill for the attorney fees, where they had the attorney respond to the ADRE based on your complaint. However Many HOA’s use vague language in the governing documents to charge any homeowner for any legal fees expended by the association for any issue. There are no laws protecting homeowners from these clear attempts to intimidate homeowners from filing complaints against them. They don’t comply with the law in the first place than charge the homeowner for any legal cost associated with trying to hold them accountable to the law. They use this power to suppress and intimidate any homeowner from holding them accountable to the law. This is fundamentally wrong but until i can get enough support from homeowners to change the laws to better protect homeowners this will never change.
    Read the specific language in your CC&R’s relative to legal expenses of the association that is the guidance that you have to live by. The state offers no protection for you what so ever.


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