Answering Questions For Homeowner Associations

Whether you are the president of a homeowners association (HOA) or on an HOA board, keeping your community together, intact, and thriving can be more complicated than you anticipated. When facing legal challenges, having the information you need before making any critical decisions is essential. Our Pennsylvania attorneys at Law Firm of William E. Otto have more than four decades of legal experience at their disposal, and we are here to use that acquired knowledge to answer questions like:


What Powers Do HOAs Have In PA?

HOAs have a lot of authority to accomplish things. For example, they can amend or approve bylaws, collect assessments, apply fees for violations or regulations in the community, and develop the annual budget. We can help you identify and uphold your powers in your HOA.

How Can I Enforce HOA Fee Payment?

In Pennsylvania, some laws can help HOAs collect fees. An association has the legal authority to place a lien on a property to collect payment. If payments are avoided long enough, it is even possible to foreclose a property.

How Do I Remove A HOA Board Member?

In associations with more than 50 members, removing a board member must come to a vote. If the affirmative vote represents the majority of votes, the vote was appropriately held at a meeting with a present quorum, and the affirmative votes also make up a majority of the quorum, the removal can proceed. We can review your bylaws to confirm your removal process as well.

What If Our HOA Is Being Sued?

A resident in your association might sue the HOA for many reasons, including harassment, fund misappropriation, disputes and contract violations. No matter the basis for the lawsuit, your first action to defend yourself and your organization is to contact an experienced HOA attorney. We can help identify your legal position and develop a personalized defense strategy.

Can A HOA Place Liens On Someone’s Property?

An HOA can place a lien on a property, with one of the most common reasons being non-payment of fees. The lien can even progress into foreclosure, depending on the situation. If you believe you need to place a lien on a property, we can help you.

If You Have More Questions, We Have The Answers

Running an HOA can leave you with more questions than answers. Instead of trying to resolve issues independently, let us guide you through it all with experience and knowledge. Schedule your initial consultation with us by calling 724-519-4211, or email us here to get the answers you need.