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Fire destroys 1 condo and damages 3 others, 9 people displaced (LA)

Authorities said nine people are looking for a new place to stay after a condo fire late Friday night.   The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at the Beau Chene Condos on West Lee Drive just before 11 p.m.

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Resident alleges that unlit, uneven nature of her apartment’s walkway caused her to fall (LA)

Brenda Robin filed a suit against Villa D’Orleans Condominium Association Inc. & Arch Insurance Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 22.  According to the claim, the plaintiff was walking after dark on Feb. 17 at her residency,

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Ward Creek overflows, more than 100 residents evacuated from subdivision (LA)

Bill Gibson, the St. George homeowners association president, said the subdivision had seen high water in 2001 with Hurricane Allison, but “not to this point.”  “This is about 6 inches higher than what it was in Allison,” Gibson said.  

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State Farm files suit against condominium association for allegedly failing to repair leak (LA)

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is seeking damages, claiming that a condominium failed to properly repair damages in an apartment.  State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. filed a suit against Whitney Place Condominium Association Inc. and Scottsdale Insurance Co.

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Help on the way for Graywood (LA) residents plagued by power outages

Pierce says when they moved into their home on Gray Market Drive last June, power outages became a regular issue. But Pierce says their HOA isn’t to blame.     Read the article………….

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Slidell residents ‘take pride in where they reside’ with clean up

Lake Village Homeowners Association recently issued a challenge for the residents of its subdivision near Slidell to “Take Pride Where You Reside.” More than 30 homeowners and their families answered the call, weathering intermittent rain and high temperatures June 11

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Homeowners’ association alleges pest control service allegedly failed to fulfill contract

A Louisiana-based homeowners’ association is seeking damages claiming that a pest control service breached contracts and failed to perform the necessary actions.   Avant Garde Homeowners’ Association Inc. filed a suit against William W. Snell, doing business as Roach Busters, and

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Shenandoah (LA) celebrates Flag Day, Fourth of July

The Shenandoah neighborhood will be filled with American flags thanks to a project by the Shenandoah Estates Crime and Improvement District and Shenandoah Estates Homeowners Association.     Read the article…………..

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Property owners in French Quarter, other neighborhoods protest steep city bills for sidewalk encroachments (LA)

The Jean Adrien House Condo Association, headed by Charlie Case, is upset about being charged almost $1,600 a year for their 200 square foot overhang on St. Louis Street in the French Quarter, which was built in the 1800s   Read

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Frenchman’s Bend (LA) map revision backfires in flood

Some homeowners in Frenchman’s Bend subdivision are reeling from their decision to drop flood insurance from their property after a revised flood map was issued that gave them the option.  Read the article…………

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Slidell (LA) man charged in condo fire with 32 murder attempts

A 58-year-old Slidell man has been charged with aggravated arson and 32 counts of attempted murder in a fire that heavily damaged the Act X Condominium Complex. Prosecutors filed the felony bill of information Monday (Jan. 11) against David Rutledge.

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Riverbend Subdivision (LA) voters to decide on crime prevention fees

While Riverbend Subdivision Homeowners’ Association has tried to pay for patrolling through voluntary dues, the funds collected have not been enough for additional security measures.   Read the article…………

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Condo association sued by woman claiming permanent disability after slip and fall (LA)

Smith contends that on Sept. 7, 2014 she was a guest at the Metairie Towers Condominium Association located at 401 Metairie Road when she stepped out of an elevator onto a slippery substance on the floor and fell. The plaintiff

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Police searching for resident they believe set fire to Act X condo complex in Slidell (LA)

One of the residents of a condominium complex near Slidell that burned down earlier this month is wanted for aggravated arson and 10 counts of attempted first degree murder in connection with the Sept. 6 fire.   Read the article…………

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Residents safe, few pets missing after Slidell condominium fire (LA)

Several families were left homeless Sunday morning after a fire broke out in a Slidell condominium complex.  Firefighters were called to the scene just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 6 after a fire started in the Act X(10) condominiums in

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Condo association sued for allegedly not repairing roof, allowing severe damage to unit

Lucas alleges he owns a condominium in the Audubon Trace Condominium Association. The plaintiff contends he made multiple complaints to the defendant over several years concerning a leaky roof, but the roof was never repaired.  Read the article………

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HOAs: Too close to home? (LA)

Many people enjoy an enhanced quality of life from living in a neighborhood with an active homeowners association. Others think HOAs cross the line to harrassment. What should you consider before buying a home in an HOA-managed neighborhood?   Read the

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Sinkhole forces St. Amant (LA) condo owners from their homes

Some condo owners in St. Amant are worried their properties are getting sucked into the Diversion Canal.  A sinkhole opened up between The River Highlands Condominiums and the Diversion Canal on Wednesday evening, just steps from some homeowners’ back doors.

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The Haven HOA (LA) explains what kept their subdivision from flooding

Rising water levels have displaced many throughout Northwest Louisiana but The Haven community, off East Kings Highway in Shreveport, has been more like a safe haven from flooding.  Dr. Kenneth Sanders serves as secretary on the Homeowners Association board of

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Condo association claims owner owes more than $10K in back dues (LA)

A condominium association is suing the owner of a property it claims owes more than $10,000 in unpaid dues.  Cobblestone Village Condominium Association Inc. filed suit against Vincent’s Art Supply in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 20.  

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Condo association sued after woman claims foot was mangled when automatic gate closed on it

A local condominium association is being suing by a woman who claims her foot was injured on two separate occasions when an automatic gate closed on it, resulting in significant damage and a lingering infection.

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Condominium owner sues upstairs neighbor for alleged contamination and toxic exposure (LA)

A condominium owner claims his upstairs neighbor allegedly left his windows open during rainfall and continually overflowed his toilet damaging the plaintiff’s condo.    Read the article……….

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St. Tammany Parish (LA) homeowner association leaders invited to meet with Parish President

St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister has invited the leaders of the many homeowners association across the parish to an April 18 meeting at the government complex. The annual gathering provides Brister an opportunity to give the representatives updates about

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Property manager sued by man allegedly injured after falling into dumpster (LA)

A condo association is being sued by a man who claims he was severely injured when he fell into a dumpster after the condominium’s property manager allegedly told him he would be arrested unless he retrieved boxes he had disposed

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LA: Condo association sues insurer over alleged hurricane damages

A condominium association is suing its insurer for allegedly not covering damages that allegedly occurred during Hurricane Isaac.  Fifth Street Condominiums LLC and Fifth Street Condominiums Association Inc. filed suit against Nautilus Insurance Co.    Read more……..

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Jefferson Parish Council (LA) orders Metairie condo demolished while court case proceeds

The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday ordered the demolition of the vacant Garden Terrace condominium building in Metairie, even as the parish’s lawsuit against the owners proceeds in court. The owners have five days to appeal the demolition order.  

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Daughter of deceased woman sued for more than $3K for allegedly past due condo fees

A local condo association is suing to recover $3,000 in unpaid fees from the daughter of a deceased resident.   Read more…….

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North Shore (LA) Neighborhood Warning: Don’t Feed the Sharks

The homeowners association for Eden Isles in Slidell wants people to beware of bull sharks in the neighborhood’s canals.   According to an online posting, the association says three or four of the sharks were seen late last week near the

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Lawsuit filed over home’s alterations (LA)

A homeowners association is suing a local couple to get them to remove a shed, fence and solar panels from their property because they didn’t first ask for the association’s permission.   Read more……..

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Both groups claiming to run Azalea Lakes HOA (LA) resign under pressure from residents

The Azalea Lakes subdivision started Thursday with two groups claiming to be the board of its homeowners association. It ended the day with nobody in charge.      Read more……..

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Condo association sued over Hurricane Katrina insurance claim payment (LA)

A condo owner is suing his condominium association for $65,000 after finding out nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina damaged his condo unit that he had not been paid the full amount of an insurance claim for the damage.  

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Local homeowners association gives four residents new roofs (LA)

Some homeowners in Baton Rouge have new roofs. It’s all part of a local pastor’s continued efforts to help clean up his neighborhood.    Read more…….

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Former condo board president sues over dismissal from governing body (LA)

The former head of a condominium homeowners’ association is suing claiming he was illegally removed.   Richard Thomas Leemann filed suit against Elmwood Oaks Condominium Association in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 9.     Read more…….

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Man accused of stealing Slidell-area (LA) subdivision’s landscaping caught on camera

Authorities need help finding a man they say was caught on camera stealing plants from the entrance to The Moorings subdivision in Oak Harbor near Slidell. The subdivision’s homeowners association recently contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding the

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Subdivision holds a cleanup day, encourages parish to join (LA)

It was spring cleaning for a local neighborhood Saturday. Residents in the Timberline subdivision had a chance to dump the junk built up around their homes. Resident Leonard Trotta is happy to participate in the cleanup. He agrees a clean

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Homeowner whose home allegedly caught fire suing HOA over insurance claim (LA)

A homeowner is suing over an insurance claim she alleges has not been fully paid. Marie Taylor filed suit against Colony Insurance Company and Cypress Park II Homeowner Association Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 13.  

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St. Tammany government hosting meeting of HOA presidents Saturday

St. Tammany Parish government will host a meeting of the presidents of all the parish’s homeowners associations on Saturday (March 29). The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the St. Tammany Parish Council chambers at 21490 Koop Drive north of

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Neighborhood groups form communication partnership with police (LA)

Baton Rouge homeowners are taking a unique step to keeping themselves safe. They formed a new partnership with the police department, which they hope will stop both fear and crime.     Read more…….

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HOA, Family Come to Agreement Over Military Banner (LA)

During a recent mediation session, the family and HOA agreed the banner could go back up. The agreement says the family will be allowed to display the banner outside their home starting March 1st, and can leave it up until

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HOA Hires Mediator to Deal with Military Welcome Banner (LA)

A welcome home sign for an Acadiana sailor is still unwelcomed in one Lafayette neighborhood and the story is sparking other veterans to take action.    Read more……..

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HOA Requests Military Welcome Banner Taken Down (LA)

A Lafayette family is wondering why their homeowner’s association is asking them to remove a banner welcoming home their son, and father, from deployment.     Read more……

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Orleans Parish assessor questions private status of three Uptown streets

Rosa Park, Dunleith Court and Richmond Place are posted with “private street” signs. But the properties aren’t taxed. Assessor Erroll Williams says something has to change: They may be public if the city has maintained them. If they’re private, someone

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Cigarette sparked fire at Slidell condominiums, investigators say

An improperly discarded cigarette on an upstairs porch at a Slidell condominium caused an overnight fire that significantly damaged two of the building’s units, St. Tammany Fire District No. 1 said. No one was injured in the blaze, which started

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Condo association (LA) sues property insurer over Hurricane Isaac damage

A condominium association is suing its property insurance provider for allegedly breaching contract.    Read more…….

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Livingston Parish council addresses money for road repairs

A group of Livingston Parish homeowners are tired of seeing potholes patched on their road. Cheney Blanc, in Maurepas, was added to the parish priority road list earlier in 2013. The roads on that list are fixed using tax money

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Copper Mill homeowners group buys Zachary golf course

The Copper Mill Golf Community Homeowners Association will buy the Zachary golf course under an agreement with developer Ross Bruce.   Read more……

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Condo association sues waterproofing company for thin coverage (LA)

A New Orleans condo association is suing a waterproofing company for applying too-thin coats of its product on its building.   Read more……

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