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Arbitration an Option in Dispute with HOA

By Christopher Combs | July 15, 2018

Question: We bought a “fixer-upper” in Tempe six months ago. In doing the remodeling of the home, we thought we had an acceptable paint color for our home based on the criteria for paint color in the Rules and Regulations of our HOA. The HOA disagrees with us, however, and the HOA has been charging us small fines until we re-paint the home. The cost to repaint the home is less than $3,000, so getting a lawyer and going to court makes no sense. Is there a cheaper way to fight the HOA? Answer: The Arizona Department of Real Estate (“ADRE”) has a binding arbitration procedure for disputes between homeowners and HOAs. In general, you can file a petition for arbitration with the ADRE and pay a filing fee of $500. The HOA is then required to file a response. An arbitration hearing will be scheduled at the ADRE offices…

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Developer Responsibility for Protection from Golf Balls

By Christopher Combs | July 8, 2018

Question: We purchased a home five years ago in a golf community in Mesa. We specifically purchased our home adjacent to a tee box because we did not want any damage from golf balls. The developer is now modifying the golf course and the tee box will be moved so that some balls hooked from the re-designed tee box will end up hitting our roof, windows, or even us! Does the developer have the right to move the tee box? If so can I require the developer to pay for the cost of screening or other protection for our home? Answer: Under the recorded documents for the development of your community, the developer probably has the right to move the tee box. You did not however “come to the danger” by buying a home that was subject to damage from golf balls. Therefore, you may have a common law nuisance…

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