I have 2 lots that have been Legally combined into one parcel, so why would I have to pay double in HOA fee every year?

Asked by Nlh758, Tucson, AZ Thu Mar 7, 2013

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Spirit Messi…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Thu Mar 7, 2013
In response to Richard Mills comments, he is right in the fact that most HOA are Non-Profits. A homeowners association is typically a non-profit corporation that is created by a developer when a community is in the planning stages. Membership in a homeowner association is mandatory, and you automatically become a member upon purchasing a home in the subdivision (you should get a chance to review the Bylaws of the HOA). The association is governed by a board of directors. Incorporated homeowner associations are typically subject to state laws governing non-profit corporations. The purpose of a homeowners assoication is: To maintain and enhance property values through enforcing the covenants and maintenance of the common areas.

We have no way of knowing what your specific HOA will do in regards to your request, I would give them a call and speak with them directly. Like many things, opinions vary and may come down to their decision on what to charge you. You are always free to seek legal counsel and challenge if that is something you want to look into.

Hope this helps.

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O. Joy Temme, , Tucson, AZ
Thu Mar 7, 2013
Try asking the Board of Directors of your Association.
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Jeffrey Masi…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Thu Mar 7, 2013
Hi N:

No way for us to know in this public forum. As your HOA for their written regulation on fees and lots.
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David Hopper,…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Thu Mar 7, 2013
They may be charging you twice because they can. I agree with the other responses. Speak to them and see what they say. Good luck.

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Ric Mills, Agent, Oro Valley, AZ
Thu Mar 7, 2013
In you HOA documents it probably shows this. However, if you take the matter to the HOA management Board you may get a concession. HOA's aren't out to make a profit, only to pay the expenses within that development. Good luck.
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Spirit Messi…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Thu Mar 7, 2013
Have you read the HOA Bylaws? This would be a good conversation to have with your HOA, once you have read the Bylaws as to why they are charging you twice, for both lots.

Best of luck.

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