HOA & COA Disputes

Florida homeowner associations (HOA) and condominium owner associations (COA) are governed by an extensive set of laws and regulations and even federal laws. Consequently, HOAs and COAs should retain experienced counsel familiar with those laws and regulations. The Tampa attorneys at Lieser Skaff Alexander have represented numerous Tampa homeowner associations and condominium owner associations in various legal issues and disputes. The Board of Directors of an HOA or COA must manage the association’s finances, maintain the common areas and enforce provisions and requirements of the governing documents and Florida law. In carrying out these duties, an HOA or COA must also ensure that each property owner meets their financial obligations. Every HOA or COA should have legal counsel to provide advice and guidance to ensure that the HOA is operating in accordance with its governing documents and applicable law. Because the governing documents of each HOA are unique, it is important that counsel work closely and individually with the Association. HOAs often need legal advice with regard to issues such as:

  • Collection of unpaid assessments
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Election disputes and recall petitions
  • Litigation against the developer, unit or parcel owners, contractors, or vendors
  • Legal opinions regarding interpretation of governing documents or Florida law
  • General legal representation regarding administration of the association’s business
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Amendment and revision of governing documents

Our Tampa HOA attorneys can provide an efficient response and effective resolution to any problem your COA or HOA may be facing.