The Basics of Homeowners Association Disputes Part 1 – Mediation

HOA disputes are something that we see on a regular basis. Although in a perfect world, none of us would get in disputes with our neighbors, the reality is that disputes between neighbors, or the association and an owner, are exceedingly common. However, most HOA CC&Rs have provisions to try and resolve these disputes without litigation. Moreover, if the CC&Rs do not have such provisions, the law governing HOA disputes, the Davis-Stirling Act, also has requirements for dispute resolution.  Over the decades, mediation has become an increasingly popular tool to resolve disputes. Most real estate contracts contain a mandatory mediation provision. Similarly, almost every set of CC&Rs I have seen also contain one. Finally, the Davis-Stirling Act requires mediation. So, the first question is, what is mediation?  Read the article…………….


Related Articles

Drones could get expanded role in real estate

Drones — also known as “unmanned aerial vehicles ” — are everywhere. Our military uses them in warfare, archeologists scan

From the Canyon Lake News

The POA Board of Directors is to be commended for being ahead of the curve! Just last week, the Governor

HOA Governing Documents

Governing documents for a community association are given out to all residents in an HOA. They contain the declaration, articles