When disputes arise between homeowners and their Homeowners Association (HOA), the first point of reference should be the association’s declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), bylaws, rules, and guidelines. These documents typically outline the internal process for resolving disputes within the community.
Homeowners association disputes are a frequent occurrence, but they can often be resolved without resorting to litigation. Simple communication through email or phone calls may be sufficient to resolve some disputes, while others may require a formal meeting between homeowners and the HOA board members.
In summary, understanding the HOA’s governing documents is essential when disputes arise, as they often provide a framework for resolving conflicts. In many cases, clear communication and cooperation can help avoid unnecessary legal action and promote a more harmonious relationship between homeowners and their HOA.