Rockwall Community and Homeowners’ Association Lawyer Provides Detailed Advice
Northeast Texas attorney represents boards and property owners
Property owners’ associations have existed in Texas for more than a century. When run well, these organizations help to maintain the quality of life for individuals and families who reside in a given area. However, homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and similar groups can give rise to serious conflicts that may require legal intervention. Located in Rockwall, Heath Grob, Principal Law Firm, P.C. assists boards and homeowners with concerns that arise from HOA and community association rules. My firm is well versed in the pertinent Texas laws and uses that knowledge to draft and interpret agreement language relating to dues, common areas and other situations.
Firm explains relevant HOA covenants, conditions and restrictions
The covenants, conditions and restrictions imposed by a homeowners’ or community association can trigger serious conflicts. If you’re looking to draft, revise, challenge or enforce these rules, I’ll help you address issues such as:
- Common area usage — HOAs and community associations are responsible for the upkeep of common areas, such as playgrounds, pools and community centers. When concerns arise over maintenance, funding or misuse by residents, I analyze the applicable agreement language and advise on the best way to proceed.
- Appearance and condition — Restrictions on home appearance and condition can become quite intricate and technical. Board members and homeowners alike rely on my firm when disputes exist over house color, lawn maintenance and other issues that might seem small but often grow into major headaches.
- Dues issues — My firm represents parties in dues collection issues as well as disagreements over how association funds are spent.
Having practiced HOA and landlord-tenant law, I know how protective and emotional people can be when dealing with situations pertaining to the enjoyment of their homes. By providing honest, effective counsel, I work to head off major problems involving the covenants, conditions and restrictions associated with planned communities.
Legal counselor aids with enforcement of agreement provisions
Typically, HOAs and community boards with enforcement authority prefer to handle rule violations informally. My firm delivers knowledgeable guidance on cost-effective ways to remedy problems relating to unpaid dues and other transgressions. However, sometimes stronger action is warranted and associations do have the ability to seek relief in court to recover unpaid dues and levy fines. When issues remain unresolved, I outline the benefits and drawbacks of each option and represent HOAs and community boards as they pursue a favorable result.
Litigator assists residents challenging board decisions
Mismanagement of a homeowners’ association threatens property values and restricts the ability of community members to enjoy their homes. Whether you’re dealing with a failure to deliver promised services, overly intrusive enforcement of appearance rules or the squandering of funds meant to maintain common areas, I can review your agreement and advise you of your options, which might include litigation. In some instances, malfeasance or the inconsistent application of rules could lead to a foreclosure or forced sale of common property, so it’s important to obtain information from a qualified attorney when you suspect something is wrong.
Contact a Texas lawyer regarding your community or homeowners’ association issue
Heath Grob, Principal Law Firm, P.C. assists clients in Dallas, Collin and Kaufman counties with all types of matters pertaining to community and homeowners’ associations. My office is located in Rockwall and you can schedule a consultation by calling 972-961-7879 or contacting me online.