Tampa Homeowners’ Association Attorney
Experienced Florida HOA/Property Management Lawyers
Homeowners associations (HOA) and property managers play important roles in maintaining the operations, upkeep, and standards in a large number and type of living communities. Whether it is overseeing the maintenance and day to day planning for a particular property or group of properties, or working to ensure that long-term projects and goals are met, having the right lawyer on your side is a key element towards ensuring your success.
At HD Law Partners, our Tampa homeowners’ association attorneys provide knowledgeable, proactive legal representation you can count on, while ensuring you get the prompt, professional legal service you deserve. With over 40 years’ combined experience, our lawyers have the expertise to help ensure your property’s interests and assets are protected.
Florida Laws Governing HOAs and Property Managers
Under Section 720.301 of the Florida Statutes, HOAs are considered a corporate entity, with a voluntary voting membership made up of community homeowners or their agents. The HOA has the power to establish covenants and procedures for how the community operates, while also being authorized to impose assessments and liens on properties for which dues and fees are not paid. Some HOA communities are self-managed, whereas others rely on a property manager to oversee daily operations, collect fees, and ensure that the covenants are being adhered to. Unless managers are managing their own privately owned properties, Florida real estate laws consider property management a real estate activity, and require managers to maintain a broker license.
How Our Professional Legal Team Can Assist You
Whether you are in the beginning stages of establishing an HOA, or need help handling concerns and difficulties you are currently facing, HD Law Partners provides the kind of professional legal representation you can count on to ensure your rights and interests are protected. Our legal team plays a vital role in ensuring all documents are drafted correctly in accordance with state law, while providing you with a strong defense against any issues that may arise. Areas in which our Florida HOA/property management lawyers can assist you include the following:
- Creation or amendment of HOA documents;
- Inclusion of appropriate covenants and restrictions;
- Appointments of board members and defining their specific duties;
- Meeting formats and proper governing and voting procedures;
- Financial statement procedures and review;
- Enforcement procedures and disputes involving homeowners;
- Procedures for collection of unpaid fees and debts;
- Guidance in asset recovery through foreclosures and seizures;
- Construction defect litigation and mediation;
- Document and contract revisions;
- Litigation against the developer, unit or parcel owners;
- Arbitration and mediation.
Reach Out to Us for Professional Assistance
When dealing with legally complicated and potentially contentious HOA and property management issues, contact HD Law Partners today. We provide the professional, trusted legal representation you need to ensure the proper procedures and laws are being followed, while protecting you against any legal liability in the event problems do arise. We serve clients in Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, and the surrounding areas; don’t hesitate to contact us today for help.