Condo & Homeowners Associations
Representing Condo & Homeowners in Fort Walton Beach
At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we strive to place the best interests of Fort Walton Beach residents above all else. Sadly, this is not always the case with Homeowners Associations (or HOAs), which frequently put people through unnecessary and arbitrary disputes. If you are a Fort Walton Beach condo or homeowner who needs legal representation in a conflict with an HOA, contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A. today.
Call (800) 822-5170 to protect your rights as a homeowner, or contact us online.
What to Expect in Homeowners Association Disputes
HOAs are often made up of volunteers and community members with no legal recourse to impose the rules they are making. When these people begin to stretch the legal and moral limits of their authority, you may need to get a lawyer involved. HOAs have the ability to set certain regulations in order to create a decent standard of living in their community. However, they do not have the right to infringe on your rights as a homeowner or take advantage of you. This may involve charging you unreasonable amounts of money, forcing you to adhere to unnecessarily strict guidelines, or trying to make you obey legally nonbinding agreements on your own property.
If you live in a community managed by an HOA, you may experience disagreements stemming from:
- Common area conflicts
- Failure to make necessary repairs
- Selective rule enforcement
- CC&R (covenants, conditions, and restrictions) violations
What to Know About CC&Rs
Almost all HOAs operate based on a set of covenants, conditions, and restrictions, or CC&Rs. While CC&Rs may be largely agreed upon by the community, and even make sense in some cases, they are not necessarily legally binding, and often go too far in what they attempt to impose on condo and homeowners.
In disputes with HOAs, you should hire an attorney to:
- Review rules and restrictions related to CC&Rs
- Negotiate a compromise between you and your HOA (if possible)
- Figure out whether your HOA is overstepping their bounds and forcing you to adhere to regulations not stipulated in your CC&Rs
- Take legal action against your HOA for violating the terms of your CC&Rs
- Help force your HOA to come to a reasonable settlement
- Figure out whether your HOA’s CC&Rs hold up as legally binding in a court of law
We’re on Your Side
From unconstitutional CC&Rs to negligent and abusive HOAs, at The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we’ve got condo and homeowners’ backs. With over 80 years of combined legal experience and a long list of satisfied clients, you can trust our firm to take your case all the way. Our Fort Walton Beach attorneys know how frustrating these conflicts can be, which is why we make it our mission to help resolve them and return your life to normal as quickly as possible. Don’t let the Homeowners Association prey on your kindness, contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A. now.
The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is available 24/7 by phone at (800) 822-5170.