Legal Representation for Homeowners and Association with the Experience You Need in HOA Law
At Bogin, Munns & Munns, we provide legal representation for homeowners and condominium associations for those who need legal counsel regarding Florida homeowners association laws. Our extensive knowledge and experience regarding Florida HOA law is the key to resolving association disagreements with homeowners, property management companies, and even local government agencies.
Just like any business, a homeowners association should be legally represented by those dedicated to providing you with the best legal outcome to any HOA litigation matter. If you or your homeowners association is in need of legal counsel, our HOA attorneys can assist you in a variety of services including but not limited to:
- Homeowner/association rights and obligations under Florida law
- Owner/association disputes
- Collection matters
- Contract disputes
- Assessment lien enforcement/defense
Homeowners associations require legal protection for any type of claim or dispute that may arise, and no matter how organized an HOA is, you may not be prepared to handle more complex issues that could require the assistance of a Bogin, Munns & Munns HOA attorney. Florida homeowner association laws can often be complicated, and when a unit owner challenges any HOA provisions, your association should be prepared to face any challenge with our legal assistance.
Legal Assistance for Homeowners
Homeowners need to be represented in disputes with their associated HOA, as there can be a disparity of power between them and the association. Though the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) deals with some issues related to homeowners associations, there is no specific agency that mediates disputes. This means that some situations may require you to sue the HOA in order to get a ruling on the controversy between you and the association. An Orlando homeowners association lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you do just that.
Before making the decision to sue, however, it’s important to understand your situation. The agreement between you and your homeowner’s association is a contract, which means that both parties must legally abide by the requirements. Common requirements associated with these contracts can include:
- Restrictions on the ownership of pets
- Fence height regulations
- Bans on certain colors of paint for home exteriors
- Restrictions on developing land or adding on to existing home structures
- Regulations on “attractive nuisances,” such as pools or playground equipment
If you have clearly violated your contract, chances are good that you will need to rectify the situation and that the court would side with the HOA. However, there are some situations in which the HOA leaders may overstep their bounds, hold you to non-binding or legally dubious requirements, or otherwise violate your rights. Bogin, Munns & Munns can represent you in these matters and ensure that your interests are protected.
Legal Assistance for Associations
Enforcing HOA bylaws can be a difficult task, especially when a homeowner is resistant to compliance. If a homeowner refuses to honor the contract they signed when purchasing their HOA-governed property, legal action might be necessary in order to ensure they follow the HOA guidelines.
As Orlando homeowners association attorneys, the team at Bogin, Munns & Munns has represented many HOAs throughout Florida. Though there is no governmental agency that enforces HOA contracts, they are still legal contracts that have consequences if they are not followed. Our attorneys can help you enforce your rules, including:
- Seeking collections from non-compliant residents
- Clarifying the wording and binding nature of contracts
- Enforcing liens or the payment of HOA fees
- Negotiating with opposing attorneys for the homeowner
- Representing your HOA in court if a resolution is not forthcoming
Florida Statute §718 governs condominiums and condominium associations. Condos are a popular choice throughout Florida, as they are large living spaces that still have all the benefits of an apartment complex. For example, the condo association’s contract with condo owners can include fees for services like:
- Exterior yard work and maintenance
- Water supply maintenance
- Pool maintenance and cleaning
- Upkeep for common areas like foyers, theaters, and clubhouses
As HOA lawyers in Orlando, the team at Bogin, Munns & Munns also represents both condominium owners and condo associations in contract disputes. Our attorneys work diligently to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected and that the contracts they sign are honored without trampling on our clients’ rights.
A FREE Orlando Homeowners Association Lawyer Consultation Is Only a Click Away
If you are in the midst of a dispute between a homeowner and an HOA, it may be time to get in touch with a skilled attorney in Orlando. Bogin, Munns & Munns has the experience you need and the legal knowledge of homeowners association law to help you come away with a positive outcome.
Our board-certified attorneys fight aggressively to protect our clients’ rights and interests. We offer a FREE consultation to learn more about your situation and develop a plan for how we can help. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, simply call our Orlando office at (855) 686-6752 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you resolve this conflict as efficiently and beneficially as possible.