HOA Horror Stories

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October 16, 2015

Ahh, HOA’s.  You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.  And those who hate ‘em usually have a good reason.  Maybe the HOA is on their case about a fence needing repair.  Maybe it’s that dues haven’t been paid on time and the HOA is threatening foreclosure (yes, strange as…

Open Board Meetings Under the Texas HOA Laws: Just How “Open” Are They?

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March 13, 2015

Under the Texas homeowners association laws passed several years ago, HOAs are required to make the meetings of their respective boards “open.”  But open to who?  The public?  Can just anyone attend?  Can I bring a lawyer?  A local news crew?

Recoverability of Attorney’s Fees in Homeowner Association Disputes

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February 20, 2015

A man walked into a lawyer’s office and inquired about the lawyer’s rates.  “$50 for 3 questions,” replied the lawyer.  “Isn’t that awfully steep?” asked the man.  “Yes,” the lawyer replied.  “And what was your third question?”

Attention all Homeowners Associations: Are You Compliant?

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January 16, 2015

“HOA’s need to be aware of these new laws, however, because a failure to follow them can prevent the HOA from exercising its rights….”