State Court used “Squatters’ Rights” in awarding sliver of land (AL)

Hidden between Phoenix East and Phoenix VIII is a slender building named Perdido Dunes. For many years Perdido Dunes has been using a two-and-a-half-foot strip of land owned by Phoenix Rentals. The long beachfront battle between Orange Beach condominiums has been settled, with the Alabama Supreme Court confirming a new tower is entitled to squatter’s […]

Alabama woman killed when tree crashes into condo during thunderstorm

A central Alabama woman was killed early Monday when a tree crashed into her condominium during a thunderstorm, authorities said.  The 79-year-old woman, whose name has not yet been released, was alone in her residence at the Mountain Brook Court Condominiums on Montevallo Road when the large tree fell onto her home at about 6:30 […]

Wind Drift Condominiums lifts notice to evacuate (AL)

The Wind Drift Condominiums has lifted their notice to evacuate after performing temporary structural repairs, according to a statement from the complex.  The condominiums had structural deficiencies that were noticed on April 3, causing an evacuation.  After performing the temporary repairs, the structural engineer of record said the repairs were satisfactory. (end of news article)

Unpermitted construction triggers evacuation of Orange Beach condo units (AL)

Nearly 50 units at a condominium in Orange Beach were evacuated Wednesday.  Orange Beach city crews and the fire marshal determined that the east tower of the Wind Drift condos on Perdido Beach Blvd. is unsafe.  The city says occupants can not reenter their units until further notice.   Read the article…………………………….

Breaking News: Federal Court Ruled Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional – Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting on Hold

In a surprise decision Friday night, a federal district court ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) is unconstitutional, effectively placing the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting on hold. By way of background, the CTA was enacted on January 1, 2021 as part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act as an attempt to prevent […]

DI resident concerned over ‘illegal’ traffic island (AL)

Eight years ago, however, Reeves said the HOA illegally placed trees and a boulder in the middle of his turnabout, otherwise known as a traffic island. He claims the HOA shortened the width of the roads and has also placed rebar into the ground which can tear into tires of vehicles trying to make the […]

Ross Bridge family fights to save beloved pet from eviction (AL)

A young man in Ross Bridge is fighting to save his beloved pet after he says the homeowner’s association told him it was not allowed.  “Fred” lives in an enclosed backyard in the neighborhood. He weighs about 130 pounds and is kind of a cross between a pet and a landscaper.   Read the article………………………..

IRS audits Lake Forest POA (AL)

It’s been a tumultuous time in Lake Forest with a faction of homeowners publicly questioning the property owners’ association board and alleging improper financial dealings.   Read the article………………………..

Shelby County woman sentenced for stealing from HOAs, employer (AL)

A Shelby County woman was sentenced for embezzling from her employer and the homeowners’ associations they managed, according to U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.  United States District Judge Karon O. Bowdre sentenced Aimee Louise Statham, 47, of Chelsea, to 40 months in prison for wire fraud. […]

Daphne residents unhappy with homeowners association (AL)

There are some very big issues festering in Alabama’s biggest subdivision.  Around 3,500 families make up Lake Forest in Daphne. They all pay homeowner’s dues that add up to nearly $3 million a year.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Volunteers work to revitalize Isle Dauphine Golf Club (AL)

It’s hard to beat the views Domenic Carlucci takes in everyday as he tends to Isle Dauphine Golf Club on Dauphin Island. He’s part of a group of retired volunteers with the Dauphin Island Property Owners Association that have been maintaining the sandy links since last May. The DIPOA owns the course.   Read the entire […]

Shelby County woman accused of stealing from HOAs, employer (AL)

Federal prosecutors charged a Shelby County woman for wire fraud for embezzling from her employer and the homeowners’ associations they managed, according to U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Neighborhood residents concerned with dangerous exit (AL)

A neighborhood in Huntsville is sounding the alarm in the name of safety. Woodmill Trace is located on Christopher Drive, just down the road from the intersection of U.S. Highway 72. The intersection of Christopher Dr. and Highway 72 is the only exit out of the neighborhood.  Read the entire article……………………………….

Jefferson County HOA sues management company and bank (AL)

A Jefferson County Homeowners Association is suing its management company, and the bank that held its money.  A lawsuit filed by the Black Creek Station Subdivision alleges that Rouland Management Services (RMS), it’s owner, and an employee, mismanaged and even stole HOA dollars that were entrusted to it.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Heavy rain to blame for sinkholes in Baldwin County neighborhood (AL)

A large hole creating a problem for residents in the Donovan Landing subdivision in Seminole this week. Flash flooding in Baldwin County Wednesday proving how powerful rushing water can be in areas already inundated with rain.  “It was 7 inches over a few hours time,” said Ronald Griffin, vice president of the Donovan Landing homeowner’s […]

Know your rights when dealing with homeowners associations (AL)

Highland Lakes residents tell us their once pristine lake is now brown with little life. “We used to have ducks and geese. Now they don’t come around at all. The fish are all dead,” explains Rex Dotts.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Homeowners complain HOA won’t cut weeds that cause bug and snake problems (AL)

When you live in Alabama snakes and bugs are just a fact of life. But in one Chelsea community, property owners say the situation is so bad it’s become a health hazard. They contacted the I-Team’s Cynthia Gould after they say they couldn’t get help from their homeowners association.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Mobile HOA board responds to protest over hefty due increase (AL)

“I don’t blame them. They should be mad,” said attorney Patrick Collins, who represents the Briargrove Homeowner’s Association Board.  Collins says the board has been actively fighting in court with the developer since 2017 to turn over ownership of a detention pond, he argues, wasn’t maintained properly.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Briargrove Neighborhood residents protest large increase in HOA fees (AL)

Residents of Briargrove Neighborhood said they’ve received very little information about why their homeowners’ association dues are now roughly five times what they were asked to pay last year and they voiced their concerns during a protest Saturday.   Read the entire article……………………………….

A volunteer board with no government oversight: What could go wrong?

A few years ago, as our son and his wife were considering how and where to build their home, he laid down this condition: “We’re not building a house anywhere that has a homeowners association.”  When he made that assertion around our kitchen table, I was a little surprised. Today, in light of the Surfside […]

HOA and Fairhope Veteran to go to court over service dog (AL)

A local veteran is suing his homeowner’s association after the HOA claimed he is not following the neighborhood rules when it comes to pets. The veteran who lives in Fairhope has a service dog. The issue is now going to court.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Residents show interest in license-plate recognition (AL)

Auburn neighborhoods were well-represented at a recent virtual meet-and-greet with the city’s neighborhood specialist and an officer from the Auburn Police Division.  Neighborhood residents were able to introduce themselves to Neighborhood Specialist Allison Blankenship, who wanted to foster better relationships with HOA representatives and neighborhoods in general, while seeking feedback on the best ways to […]