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Category Archives: Homeowners Association Dispute

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Too Many Homeowners’ Associations, Including Those in Florida, Discriminate Against Minorities

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to statistics, approximately 60 percent of new single-family homes and 80 percent of homes in new subdivisions are part of homeowners’ associations (HOAs), with almost 8,000 new HOAs formed every year. Yet, according to a recent report, HOAs have not only historically facilitated segregation, but are still doing so today, even in spite… Read More »

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Figuring Out HOA Dues & Rights During Pandemic

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When news of the coronavirus initially emerged, we discussed some of the initial disputes that often came up between residents and their Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) here in Florida; namely, disputes involving how far HOAs could go (legally speaking) in restricting residents’ rights in order to protect the safety of the community as a whole…. Read More »

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Dealing with COVID-19 And Potential Homeowners’ Association Disputes in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There have been a number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Florida, leading Governor DeSantis to declare a State of Emergency. At this point, there is an increased risk for everyone, especially those with underlying autoimmune and respiratory issues and the elderly. As a result, we have received several legal questions and… Read More »

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When Residents & Homeowners’ Associations Clash Over Solar Panels

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Although, in Florida, homeowners’ associations are not legally allowed to ban residents from installing solar panels, the Florida Solar Rights Act does allow associations to first require approval and establish restrictions. However, those restrictions must be “reasonable” (i.e. not arbitrary) and applied “in a uniform manner” to everyone in the association. In addition, any… Read More »