How does alternative dispute resolution apply to a community association? (CA)

Alternative dispute resolution may consist of mediation or arbitration (binding or non-binding). Neither an association nor an owner may file an enforcement action against the other in Superior Court unless the parties have endeavored to submit their dispute to alternative dispute resolution.   Alternative dispute resolution applies only to an enforcement action that is solely for declaratory, injunctive or writ relief, or for that relief in conjunction for a claim for monetary damages. Alternative dispute resolution does not apply to a small claims action for $10,000 or less. Alternative dispute resolution does not apply to an assessment dispute.       Read the article………..


Related Articles

Best Practices for Parties and Guests in an HOA

Parties and other opportunities to get everyone together in your homeowners association can be great ways to encourage good will

You’re Not the Boss of Me!

Laws, community association governing documents and policies are designed to help boards of directors identify their roles and responsibilities. They

Do It Yourself…Or Not? When To Call a Pro!

This country was founded with a heavy dose of independence and a strong “Do-It-Yourself” attitude. The DIY mindset, with roots