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Category Archives: Homeowners Association Dispute


Failure To Pay HOA Can Result In Foreclosure

By Suncoast Civil Law |

When subject to a community Home Ownership Association (HOA), everyone can appreciate the appeal and benefit behind such luxuries as meticulously kept grounds, a gleaming community pool, or a well-stocked community gym. However, given the high monthly cost of some HOA fees, it is no wonder that some choose to skip the experience entirely…. Read More »


Why You Need To Take Florida HOA Disputes Seriously

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Most Florida homeowners have had to deal with an HOA dispute at one time or another. Oftentimes, these situations are quickly resolved without anyone needing to call a lawyer. But when things escalate, a homeowner must be prepared to assert their rights in court. Disagreement Over Unkempt Lawn Leads to Years of Litigation One… Read More »


Do I Need The HOA’s Approval For Home Renovations In Florida?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

If your home is in a homeowners’ association-governed community, you may need the HOA’s approval for home renovations. While you probably know that you need to obtain HOA’s approval for exterior renovations, you may be surprised to learn that you may also need the association’s approval for certain (but not all) interior renovations. If… Read More »


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

By Suncoast Civil Law |

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 »


Figuring Out HOA Dues & Rights During Pandemic

By Suncoast Civil Law |

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 »


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

By Suncoast Civil Law |

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 »


When Residents & Homeowners’ Associations Clash Over Solar Panels

By Suncoast Civil Law |

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 »