Homeowners Association/Reasonableness Of Fees/Section 1717: $25,614 Post-Judgment Enforcement Fee Award To HOA Affirmed On Appeal

The attorney for the prevailing homeowners association (HOA) did something very smart in Bryan Ranch Homeowners Assn. v. Lawrence, Case No. A147659 (1st Dist., Div. 1 Sept. 16, 2016) (unpublished), which we will now describe.  There, a homeowner and HOA were embroiled in a 14-year conflict involving compliance with HOA’s CC&Rs. The parties reached a settlement agreement, but clashed for nine more of those 14 years. The lower court, among other things, awarded HOA $25,614 in attorney’s fees and $190 in costs for HOA post-judgment efforts to enforce the judgment. Homeowner’s appeal of this award was unsuccessful.     Read the article……………