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January 2019 Archives

Approaches that could resolve problems with noisy neighbors

Many people in California live in densely populated urban and suburban areas. Everyone expects some noise, but excessive disturbances that impact a person's quality of life could create tension between neighbors. When late-night parties or barking dogs irritate a person, a friendly or at least civil conversation with the noisy neighbor should be the first step.

Homeowners battle HOA to keep their paint color choices

Many communities in California observe aesthetic standards established by homeowners' associations. The paint colors chosen by one couple in another state has pitted them against the homeowners' association. Both parties suing each other and headed to trial. The HOA wants the homeowners to comply with the earth-tone color scheme mandated for the community and remove the multi-colored stripes that the couple painted on their home.

The connection between HOA woes and security clearances

These days, more potential employers and workers in California need to pass security clearances. One of the more unique factors that may be considered for security clearances is an individual's homeowner's association (HOA) disputes. The connection may seem a bit odd. However, it's not so unusual for HOA-related problems to be a contributing factor in clearance denial and revocation cases.

Homeowners seeking repairs two years after storm

Those who live in California may relate to the frustration that some Colorado residents are having. In May 2017, homes in Garrison Village experienced significant damage in a hail storm. Residents are still waiting for their homes to be completely repaired. Since the storm occurred, repairs have been made to roofs but not to siding or windows that were broken and battered in its aftermath.

HOA issues that can lead to legal complications for you

California homeowners who live in communities with homeowners' associations know that it is not always easy to deal with these organizations. Homeowners and HOAs do not always get along, and these conflicts can sometimes lead to difficult legal disputes. If you live in a neighborhood with an HOA, it may be in your interests to know how to avoid problems. 

Nature path garden leads to HOA dispute

People who live in Orange County communities with homeowners' associations and other types of governing boards may find that even pleasant enhancements lead to community disputes. For example, a family living near a desert nature walk and trail in Mesa, Ariz., are engaged in just such a battle over enhancements they have added between their backyard and the walking path. The nature trail is part of the Dreamland Villas Retirement Community, where the couple lives.