The first place for homeowners to look when disputes arise between the homeowner and the HOA is the association’s declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), bylaws, rules, and guidelines. It is common for these documents to provide the internal process for community members to resolve disputes.
Homeowners association disputes are quite common but usually resolvable without litigation. Sometimes disputes can be resolved through simple e-mails and phone calls. Other times, a formal meeting between homeowners and the HOA board members may be warranted.