Florida Litigation Attorney helping Homeowner Associations and Condominium Associations Enforce their By-Laws and Covenant Documents
The restrictive covenants of a homeowner association or condominium association are only as effective as the board's motivation to enforce them. In many associations, there are a few homeowners who refuse to comply with the recorded covenants or with validly adopted and agreed-upon rules. When a homeowner or tenant disregards the association's covenants, it can have a profoundly negative impact on property values and potentially affect the safety of the community. When friendly reminders and notices are not producing compliance, more decisive action must be taken before the ability to enforce the covenant is lost forever.
The Decision to Hire an Attorney by an HOA or Condo Association Board of Directors is often difficult requiring decisive and aggressive action. Its important to make the first decision the best and most cost effective decision, Contact or call 407-872-7010 for Attorney Peter R. McGrath
The attorneys of the Orlando based Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A. have been enforcing homeowner and condominium association covenants for over thirty years. We have a proven record of success in enforcing compliance from uncooperative association members.
As litigation attorneys who represent condominium and homeowner associations in Orlando and throughout Central Florida, we recognize that board members desire the fastest resolution to a covenant dispute that will effectively produce compliance. Sometimes, it only takes the act of handing the matter over to a professional association lawyer to let the homeowner know that the board is taking his or her noon-compliance seriously. In cases like these, a demand letter on attorney letterhead—putting the homeowner on notice—may bring the matter to a speedy conclusion. Experience has shown, however, that this approach does not always work. The attorneys of the Orlando Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A. have extensive experience in the covenant enforcement process, including, as required by Florida law, demand notices, notices of pre-suit mediation, conducting pre-suit mediation, and litigation in a court of appropriate jurisdiction. At every stage of this process, it is uppermost in this firm's intentions to not only enforce compliance, but to collect any and all reasonable attorney fees from the offending owner.
Orlando Attorneys Identifying the Root of the Problem
Homeowners have different reasons for violating covenants. Knowing their motive is often the key to resolving the issue and maintaining harmony in the community. Most covenant enforcement issues come down to three root causes: procrastination, financial hardship, or defiance of a rule on principal. As homeowner and condo association attorneys, it's important for us to know as much about the reason behind the noncompliance as we can. While a friendly reminder might work with a homeowner who is procrastinating about paying an assessment, it may have little effect if he or she is undergoing a financial hardship or just simply refuses to cooperate. At the Greater Orlando Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A., our lawyers are able to tailor a cost-effective solution to each individual case.
Providing Solutions for Central Florida HOAs
Selecting a professional, competent attorney to deal with intractable homeowners and tenants is the most effective way to enforce compliance. The Law Offices of Peter R. McGrath, P.A. offers unparalleled service to Orlando area homeowner and condo associations. We represent clients in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Polk, Brevard and Volusia counties, the City of Orlando, and throughout the state of Florida. To schedule an appointment at our Orlando office, contact us at (407) 872-7010.