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Fran, Home Owner in Littleton, CO

Can I stop paying HOA fees due to Board Members out of control spending of the budget without regard of our HOA by-laws/conv.?

Asked by Fran, Littleton, CO Tue Aug 9, 2011

If Board Members purposely spend HOA budget money and exercise assessments on landscaping and snow removal when they consistently go over budget without the focus of all HOA members, can I stop them from abusing my good faith money each month?

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HOA and board members sound like some ominous secret organization with nefarious intent.
This is incorrect.

They are your neighbors who volunteer to do what you are unwilling to do.
Raise your hand and become part of the board.
The board, the HOA ARE your neighbors and you should do your part and volunteer to serve..

Get involved and lead the change.

Before you give another thought to NOT PAYING YOUR DUES, consult an attorney. Your attorney will advise you regarding how much time will pass before your neighbors take ownership of your place and rent or sell it to get the fees back. This is a bad idea surpassed only by radions entertaining but dangerous suggestions.

Now, if you can get a number of neighbors to raise their hand in agreement with you, consult an attorney regarding holding payment in escrow while pursuing legal actions against board.

The best solution is call a Littleton REALTOR and find another place to live. If the new place also develops the same problem you may need to consult a mirror for the real cause.
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get a copy of George Heyduke's book series entitled, "get even".................then figure out where your financial bully lives........ do a background check and get his info, watch his house for a few days then make a plan for how to assassinate his character and destroy his finances........

makeup a flyer at Christmas time, put a boy scout logo on it so it looks official, then place your adversaries address on it and offer free tree drop off.

or better yet......... leaflet a retirement community. offer them a free fecal testing service then instruct them to place a stool sample in a baggie and mail to his address. call for results in 2 weeks......lol

if you try...... you can make there live's hell,....at least they will learn to respect you (out of fear if nothing else....)

People always say; "I'm just one little guy, I can't change anything".......so.......instead of doing little, they do absolutly nothing.......


HOA is just an acronym for Jew barrio Natzi officers
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Not paying your HOA dues could put you in a bind including legal action, late fees and the like. What you need to do is find like minded individuals in your HOA and work on making a positive change within your HOA. Get involved.
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Fran not paying may get you in trouble with teh HOa, you can do 2 things, run for the board or read the bylaws and see if they are violating them, gather enough support for an emergency meeting and recall the board replacing them with a new one. otherwise you may want to meet wil an attorney
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 9, 2011
One of the side benefits of this Forum is that other people can read about the trials and tribulations of other people.

We try to warn Clients about HOA's, but there are a lot of them, and a lot of them are good, caring and beneficial.

Good luck and may God bless
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 9, 2011
This sounds like a question for attorneys to answer. If you stop paying there are bound to be consequences, so I would suggest speaking with an attorney before taking that route. You could become a board member and perhaps exert some influence over the other members.
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To stop paying your HOA fees is to violate your HOA rules and laws, which can lead to fines and possible legal action. You can mount an attack on the board by voting against many of the items they wish to spend money on, you need to have the votes of a majority in that association. Now is the time to sit down and read the documents that pertain to your HOA and how you can change it!
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Read your HOA Rules, Regulations, and By-Laws. I suspect if you stop paying your dues they can put a lien on your property and possibly foreclose on you.

This is a time to get involved in the HOA along with your neighbors, seek the advice of a real estate attorney if you and your neighbors are not able to resolve your concerns with due process according to what you agreed to in the HOA documents.

All the best to you.
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