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A good homeowners’ association (or condominium association) can play an important role in maintaining your property values and ensuring your quiet enjoyment of your property. A bad HOA can decrease the value of your home, force you to spend a lot of money, and turn your life upside down. Good HOAs are priceless; bad ones can be a nightmare for a homeowner. If you feel your rights are being violated by your HOA or a neighbor living in your HOA, LS Carlson Law can help. 

For more than 15 years, LS Carlson Law has helped homeowners across the country exercise their rights and stand up to negligent or abusive homeowner/community associations. We pioneered the successful legal strategies that many have tried to replicate, however, no law firm in the country has more experience or won more HOA-related cases.

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HOAs are quick to tell you when you haven’t repaired your fence, and they need to be held accountable when they don’t maintain common areas. Whether it’s a breach of contract issue or negligence, we can help.

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However you feel about your CC&Rs, they were designed to help protect and preserve your property values. So if your HOA isn’t enforcing violations, your property values and the character of your neighborhood could be at risk. And we make sure your HOA is enforcing CC&Rs fairly.

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The HOA should enforce CC&Rs in a professional and non-discriminatory manner. When they fail to do so, they need to be held accountable.

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Sometimes disputes can be resolved in a friendly but firm manner, and the HOA may not have to get involved. When the HOA does get involved, the limits of their authority may not always be clear. We proudly stand up for you and make sure you’re treated fairly.

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Regulation of common areas is important to the whole neighborhood. Sometimes your CC&Rs dictate how common area disputes must be handled. Don’t waste time and energy trying to navigate this tricky area of law on your own.

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Does your HOA board have it out for you? We won’t stand for discrimination or singling out members for any reason. Enforcement of CC&Rs should be the same for everyone.

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You pay your dues, follow the rules, and take pride in your home. And you expect your HOA to take just as much pride and care when carrying out its responsibilities. If your HOA is negligent in its duties, it puts your property at risk.

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What all common interest developments in Florida have in common, however, is that they are governed by specific statutes (e.g., the Homeowners’ Association Act, Condominium Act, and the Cooperative Act). Many HOAs, however, violate those statutes—sometimes because they don’t understand the law, and sometimes because their boards of directors just don’t care.

Frequently Asked Questions

Technically, yes, but it is so difficult that it is not realistic in practice. There are both legal and practical considerations that most homeowners have not considered. We wrote an article on this very topic that can be found below that dives deeper into the process in much greater detail however, in summary, homeowners should think carefully before trying to disband their homeowners association (“HOA”) and consult with an attorney before starting the process.

Receiving a violation notice from your Association can be an intimidating and confusing situation. However, there are multiple protections in place for property owners in Florida when it comes to association violations as well as proper notice required by the Association. Homeowners should review their association’s governing documents and enforcement process of an alleged violation. A challenge to the process can protect a homeowner's rights and property interests when appropriate. It can also protect members from a homeowners' association that has overstepped its bounds or has only selectively enforced various rules and regulations. If you ever receive a Notice of Violation, talk to one of our Association attorneys to learn more.

Our Florida headquarters is located in Boca Raton. For those who live outside the practical travel proximity to our office, we understand you may have concerns about the distance between our law office and your home. However, we want to assure you that this should not be a concern when considering our firm to represent you in your HOA dispute. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout the state and have proven procedures in place to ensure the process is smooth and painless regardless of where you live. First, much of the communication and document exchange between our firm and clients can be done electronically, making distance less of an issue. We have a secure client portal where you can access all the important documents and communicate with us, so you won't have to worry about travel. Second, the legal process of resolving HOA disputes often involves a significant amount of research and document review, which can be done remotely. Our firm has the resources and expertise necessary to effectively represent clients regardless of their location. Finally, it's important to remember that what matters most in a legal dispute is the quality of representation, not the proximity of the law office. LS Carlson Law has extensive experience in representing homeowners in HOA disputes and has a proven track record of success. We have the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate for your rights and interests, regardless of where our office is located. In fact, no other firm in the state has more experience or has prevailed in more HOA cases than LS Carlson Law. In summary, while the location of our law office may be a concern for some, it should not be a deciding factor when considering LS Carlson Law to represent you in your HOA dispute. Our firm has the resources and expertise to effectively represent clients remotely, and what's most important is the quality of representation. Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your HOA dispute.

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Meet Our HOA/COA Team

We are dedicated to solving complex legal problems effectively, efficiently, and with outstanding client service. Our top-rated, diligent legal team designs creative, customized solutions for all business and real estate disputes.

Kirk Pearson, Esq.

Partner

Jeffrey Kominsky, Esq.

Partner

David Lehr, Esq.

Partner

Ryan Davies, Esq.

Senior Associate

Linda Honey, Esq.

Senior Associate

Timothy Mahar, Esq.

Senior Associate

Phong Tran, Esq.

Senior Associate

Shelby Daws, Esq.

Associate

Taylor Hubbard, Esq.

Associate

Keith Lehman, Esq.

Associate

Shane Micheil, Esq.

Associate

Irasema Rocha, Esq.

Associate

Steven Shack, Esq.

Associate

Nicholas Tomic, Esq.

Associate

Justin Walley, Esq.

Associate

Chris Xouleis, Esq.

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Tell Us About Your HOA/COA Dispute

When you hire LS Carlson Law, you can be assured you’ll be getting an aggressive firm fully dedicated to achieving your legal objectives. Don’t take our word for it, we encourage you to take a look at the numerous five-star client reviews. If you are ready to end the nightmare with your homeowner association, call us now or fill out the form to set an appointment.

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