HOA & COA Representation
Florida law concerning homeowners’ associations (HOA) and condominium associations (COA) is extremely complex, and it is important to work with an experienced attorney when any issues arise, and to speak with an experienced attorney if you have any questions or concerns. Homeowners or condominium owners can find themselves in disputes with HOAs or COAs for a variety of reasons, often involving the powers of the HOA board or COA board, or because of issues like disputes with other homeowners in the community or construction defects. If you need assistance with HOA/COA representation, one of our experienced real estate attorneys can speak with you today about your circumstances. Our firm has years of experience representing clients in a wide range of HOA and COA issues and can begin working with you today.
Types of HOA and COA Issues Our Attorneys Handle
At Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A., we represent clients in a wide range of legal matters involving HOAs and COAs in the Tampa area, including but not limited to the following:
- Property manager disputes;
- Disputes among homeowners or condominium owners;
- Restrictive covenants;
- Disputes or interpretations of HOA or COA governing documents;
- Amendments to governing documents;
- HOA or COA rule violations and resulting litigation;
- Construction defects; and
- Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as arbitration or mediation.
There are a variety of other types of issues that can arise that may require HOA/COA representation, and our real estate lawyers can help.
How Do HOAs and COAs Work?
Homeowners’ associations and condominium associations are governed by a board of directors. Typically, the board will be appointed initially by the developer of the community, but then homeowners or condominium owners who are part of the community will elect the board of directors. The board of directors appoints officers who carry out the powers and duties of the board, and those officers have a fiduciary duty to the homeowners or condominium owners who are part of the community. There are many other specific requirements for creating and running an HOA or COA that are outlined in Chapter 720 of the Florida Statutes.
The HOA or COA has duties that include assessing and collecting fees of the members, enforcing covenants, maintaining common community areas like recreational facilities and green areas, enforcing community rules, managing sanctions, and resolving certain types of conflicts.
Contact Our HOA/COA Lawyers Today
When you are facing a dispute involving a homeowners’ association or condominium association, it is critical to seek advice from a HOA/COA attorney about your options. Disputes involving HOAs and COAs can be extremely complicated. In some cases, the dispute involves the specific terms outlined in an HOA or COA document, but disputes can also involve interpretations of Florida law. Our real estate attorneys have years of experience representing clients in matters involving homeowners’ associations and condominium associations, and we can begin working with you today. Contact Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. to discuss your situation and to find out about your options.