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

Unlicensed Contracting in Florida: Beware of Arbitrating This Issue

The Florida Statutes provide for licensing of certain contractors performing work in this state. If a contractor does not have

What You Need to Know about Home Owners Associations

Few topics can generate strong opinions like Home Owner Associations (HOAs). There are people who have a visceral reaction to

5 Apps That Makes Life Easier for Condo / HOA Managers

The tech world today is more advanced and sophisticated than ever. There’s a lot that the condo / HOA management