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I live in a condo with a hoa. The president of the hoa sold

I live in a condo with a hoa. The president of the hoa sold her condo and closed on Aug. 8 but did not resign until Aug. 25. She is buying another unit in the complex but has not closed on that unit. Is the condo association responsible for any fees that she incurred while she was not a home owner? She did contact the organization's lawyers during this time. I do not know if they were aware of her not being a home owner.JA: I think they do a wonderful job. All Experts must pass our rigorous 8 Step Expert Quality Process. This ensures that you get the most knowledgeable, trustworthy help anywhere on the Internet. You can learn more about it here: http://ww2.justanswer.com/expert-quality-process Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: We are in Ohio, West Chester twpJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not, I am not sure as to what I can do as a hownownerJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: We had an opening on the board and we had election on the day the president resigned. If we were aware that the president was going to resign we could have elected two board members. As it is, we now have to have another special election where the former president will be able to run if she closes on her new condo. It all seems very planned

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We have already moved out of our home, we paid for the

We have already moved out of our home, we paid for the professional cleaning and the carpet cleaning. Both ourselves and the landlord are military officers. The landlord is basically trying to get us to pay for their home remodel. We gave up our deposit as there was a drought and half of the grass in the backyard died. We discovered going to HOA meetings that the contractor responsible for the subdivision skimped on the sod and laid 1 inch deep in the backyards and 3 inch in the front, so that has a lot to do with it. We argued over who was liable and decided it wasn't worth it and just let them have our deposit, even though their lawn company didn't aerate the lawn and fertilize it like they should have. We got an estimate on resodding and it was $1700 and our deposit was $2500. We found out after the fact that the landlord filed an insurance claim against us on May 16th. Our walk thru for leaving was until May 25th so you can see they intended to get something out of us before ever looking at the house. They had been in the house twice to resign the lease. We were there for almost 4 years. First two years and then a resign for a year and then another 9 months. Both times the landlord came and did a walk through. We showed them a few issues with a tree and the wood floor and told them we'd be cooperative with any resolution and they said ok, and approved the lease. They filed the insurance claim. We told them not to pay out and since it was USAA to USAA they did, against our request. So they have our deposit and the $1000 from the insurance and now they are making even more claims. They say if we don't give them $8000 they will sue us for $16,000. They have already gutted the house. They bought all new carpet, hired a professional painter, and have replaced the wood floors and the stove. Now we agree the carpet needed replacing. It was 16 years old, but they want us to pay for it as they claim our dog and children ruined it. Maybe at some sort of depreciation but they were going to replace it no matter what from their actions, plus it was old. We have video and pictures of the house when we left as the sellers put it on the market and made threats demanding we prepare and show it, at times that were very inconvenient to us as homeschoolers. We complied with everything including a lockbox when we shouldn't have. Its like the nightmare that won't end. I will admit we violated the dog rule and they did not find out about it until their lawyer investigated. I tried to talk her through it when we moved in and she wouldn't listen. My kids show dogs, on an extensive scale, like at Westminster. These are immaculately clean, highly trained animals. Go on Facebook, we are Serendipity Bouviers. I have plenty of witnesses. They are cleaner than my kids most of the time. She had an old Great Dane, Rhodesian mix with nails that looked like Godzilla and 3 cats which she admitted in front of my friend that she hadn't told her new landlord about. She said if he doesn't ever know they are there than they weren't. I tried to be up front with her but they didn't stay for a walk through when we moved in and they used an online generic lease. It was too much trouble to keep explaining dog terms like intact, and contract breedings so I just gave up. I assure you my 3 dogs were no more mess than her animals ever were. The 3 dogs were in the lease but the puppies weren't. All puppies left at 8 weeks and were kept in raised pens with pans and we matted the floor under that. There was no damage to the house at all and you can even see from the photos, that they never left the one room. It was snowing outside anyhow. The puppies never went in the yard as they couldn't. They came to the house after the puppies left twice and never noticed a thing yet now they want to take us to the cleaners, even wanting to charge for the stove, which nothing was wrong with but normal wear and tear on a 16 year old stove. The only new appliance was a dishwasher which my husband installed to save them money. It broke from age. They also complained about the paint. I never put holes in the walls or hung anything. I never do in a rental as we are military and I know I will have to undo it. They however had multiple hangings and a huge TV mounted. They did terrible patch paints jobs. But due to no walk through they say we did it. I don't even own a TV you hang on the wall. We did have two wall dents but my father is a contractor and repaired both and they haven't found them because our coverup job was so good. I only used their paint that they left to touch up things. They say we owe $2700 alone in paint repair. The list goes on. The demands are totally unreasonable. I can concede on something like the grass or even maybe concrete treatment if you want to argue whose dog peed on the floor, but you really think a geriatric Dane mix and 3 cats NEVER peed on the floor. But, even if I did it, how does $3700 that they already have from us, not cover that?

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I live in a HOA my front room window is next to my neighbor

I live in a HOA my front room window is next to my neighbor front door. This is a commonarea (so I have been told) She has put a gate lawn chairs in front of my window. I feel likemy right to a peaceful living is being taken away from me. On top of it all the president of the HOA is her friend and he lets he do what ever she wants. I have report this to the HOA put they are a tight group. Her patio is over the garage in the pack of the units, put at nightshe has her friends set in front of our window, we turn up our TV so we don't have to hear them. HELP I have had her poop bags left in my bushes sunk smells under my porch. It is one thing after another is there anything I can do? I have a picture of the poop bag but can't prove the snuck smell. Thank you ***** *****

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P. Simmons

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I have an HOA policy question. Arizona, No, I am not in

I have an HOA policy question.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I am not in violation with any policies. (yet)JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I think my HOA is in violation of AZ Statutues. I am a landlord in that area.

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We have an 18 unit senior retirement community with a mix of

We have an 18 unit senior retirement community with a mix of Canadians and US citizens. It is set up so that each person has a 1/18th share in the property (located in Whatcom Co).Recently the community changed the bylaws to strengthen the maintenance of the building structures to be kept up to reasonable standards (spelled out very specifically, no moss on roofs, peeling paint, general major building repair, etc).We will send out 30 notices that the new bylaws will be enforced with 15 day complys and asking for a reasonable time table to do the major repairs.What, when, and how could the community evict this very, very old trailer that is literally falling apart if the resident (single Canadian) refuses to comply. He states that he has not money for that (He stated that he makes $40/ hr in Canada).What is your advice for us?

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Barrister

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I have lived on the 3rd floor of a 12 story building for 21

I have lived on the 3rd floor of a 12 story building for 21 years. In the last several years an old cabbage palm tree few to the point where it took up 2/3 of my Ocean view. We paid to have the tree trimmed two years ago and had them cut all he fronds e cent for the center frond. He HOA president who I am not on good terms with was furious and has not trimmed our trees since. ALL of the other trees on the property have been pruned. I have 2 views of the ocean and both are obstructed by overgrown dirty cabbage palms. I am also the ONLY patio with a tree in front of it. The others are between the condos and do not obstruct views. The tree in front of my patio died and for a month I have enjoyed an ocean view like the rest of the tenants. I was told today that the board is going to vote to put in another tree. Incidentally the board has been stacked by her with her cronies. Do I have a case?

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Damien Bosco

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I signed a lease to move to a new condo, gave a security

I signed a lease to move to a new condo, gave a security deposit already.Now I need to get approved by a condo association that takes forever .Not having start the condo part today, the landlord executed the lease.But meanwhile my job position is in jeopardy and I'm not sure now I will stay around for long.Can I request my deposit back ?What are my option?This is for Dade county, Florida

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I would like to review my offer to purchase contract with an

I would like to review my offer to purchase contract with an attorney prior to signing. Is that possible today? I reside in Orlando Florida and condo is in Orlando Florida. I currently live in it and owner is selling. Foreign owner.

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Barrister

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Help! We had a hostile takeover of our HOA Board of

Help! We had a hostile takeover of our HOA Board of Directors on Friday. Our elected president resigned because he felt that how this was done was horribly illegal. 2 temporary Board member were appointed who will serve until there is an election. All of this happened in secrecy and the community only found out about this via an e-mail several hours later. I am very angry about this and it flies in the face of the Board representing the wishes of the people and the democratic process. I'd like to consult with an attorney about what can be done, if anything. Willful misconduct? I need advice on what to do. I live in South Carolina near Charleston.

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