Condo Purchasers * Ask about FAIR HOUSING COMPLAINTS Against the HOA

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

Real estate agents representing buyers and sellers of condo/HOA units should be asking for a detailed list of pending litigation AND fair housing complaints when getting HOA financial packages.....even if there is no budget item for attorney/legal fees.

 


This complaint by the VA AG's office shows how important reading the HOA rules and regulations AND asking about current or pending litigation impacts would-be buyers and sellers.

Sellers should have copies of the board minutes as well as annual meeting minutes and review the board's actions that may not have been done in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

 

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/09/state-sues-community-over-ballplaying-ban

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Tim Maitski
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Good things to look into before buying a condo.  So many things to worry about.

Oct 08, 2010 07:53 AM #1
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Scott Godzyk
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That is a good tip that is not always thought of... thanks for the heads up

Oct 08, 2010 08:01 AM #2
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Joan Cox
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I had not thought of that either.   We always get the Board's minutes, financials, etc. shortly after the properties go U/C, so will add this piece of advice to my list.  

Oct 08, 2010 08:49 AM #3
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Steve Hoffacker
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Wallace,

Great ideas. We know to ask about the budget, reserves, and solvency, but pending litigation is a great issue to know about. :)

Steve

Oct 08, 2010 12:49 PM #4
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Wallace,

Congratulations. This post is now featured on "The Law Of The Land." :)

Steve

Oct 09, 2010 10:01 PM #5
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Most real estate agents and few owners would EVER think to question this and they certainly should!

Nov 24, 2010 01:03 PM #6
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