Melbourne Homeowners Association (HOA) Disputes Attorney
Serving Brevard County for Over 30 Years
Homeowners’ associations are a fixture in Florida. In a state that is home to more than 1,350 miles of coastline, condos and beach homes are a common sight.
In fact, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation estimates there are more than 12,000 homeowners’ associations in the sunshine state. There are another 26,000 condo associations.
Unfortunately, HOAs and residents don’t always see eye to eye. In some cases, disagreements turn into serious legal disputes. Even with an HOA agreement in place, parties on both sides of the case can have completely different interpretations of the terms and responsibilities in question. Florida law has specific laws that regulate HOAs and their authority. The law also extends protection to residents living in communities governed by HOAs.
Reasons to Hire an Attorney with Enhanced Knowledge of HOA Disputes
A sizeable portion of my practice is devoted to helping both homeowners’ associations and residents resolve their differences, whether through settlement or, if necessary, litigation. I have represented HOAs throughout Melbourne and Brevard county that have earned me the reputation of commanding a deep knowledge of the issues commonly confronted by HOAs and residents alike.
As a litigator, I know what’s at stake. Any dispute has the potential to cost significant time and money. I have helped many HOAs and residents with numerous legal issues. Some of these include assisting boards of directors with legal questions, writing demand letters, filing liens, and taking cases to trial. Whether you’re an individual resident or a member of a homeowners’ association board of directors, call today to learn how I can put my experience to work for you.
How to Prepare to Meet with a Melbourne (HOA) Homeowners Association Disputes Attorney
Usually, the most important evidence in a homeowners’ association dispute are the documents that govern the association. If the association can point its behavior to documents regarding the rules and guidelines, then this can be extremely important in a dispute. However, even with a clearly-written document, disputes can still happen…
Preparing for your first meeting is important. When you set up a consultation with my office, here are some of the things we will discuss regarding your HOA dispute:
- Evaluate the materials you bring and provide guidance on how the claim is likely to unfold.
- Tell you how the facts will influence your case.
- Give you a new perspective on moving forward with the claim, and even provide an outsider’s view of the situation.
- Recommend pathways for resolving the dispute without going to litigation.
After we sit down and discuss your case together, you will leave with a better understanding of how your HOA dispute will move forward.
Consult with a Melbourne Homeowners Association Disputes Attorney
Handling these disputes promptly and professionally can go a long way towards avoiding legal problems down the road. They can also be expensive and extremely time intensive, hence why it is extremely beneficial to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable about this area of the law. Hiring the right attorney can make a significant difference on whether or not the dispute is resolved efficiently and effectively.
Call the Law Office of Jeffrey Thompson today to schedule your initial consultation with a Melbourne homeowners’ association Disputes attorney. Call us and find out how we can help you with your homeowners association disputes today.