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New Arizona Homeowners Association Laws

By Cameron Combs | June 1, 2016

New Arizona Homeowners Association Laws   In the Arizona legislative session for 2016 the legislature enacted many new Arizona homeowners association (“HOA”) laws that may affect your HOA. Most new HOA laws will go into effect on August 6, 2016. Notice of violation written response deadlines extended A.R.S. § 33-1242 concerning condominium units and A.R.S. § 33-1803 concerning planned communities are amended. These laws involve the notice of violation that an HOA must give to homeowners.  The change that will take effect later this year is an additional grace period for homeowners responding to a notice of violation. Homeowners will now…

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Condominium Open House Rules in Arizona

By Cameron Combs | March 29, 2016

Condominium Open House Rules in Arizona   Signs: Under Arizona law, an HOA connot prohibit or regulate temporary open house signs.  The only requirements are that the temporary open house signs be industry standard size, and owned or used by the seller or the seller’s agent.  Also, an HOA is permitted to prohibit open house signs on the common elements of the condominium.   Hours: An HOA may not limit the hours for an open house. An HOA can, however, prohibit an open house being held before 8:00 AM or after 6:00 PM.   Note: For more information, see A.R.S. section…

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New Arizona Real Estate Laws Effective in 2017

By Combs Law Group | September 29, 2017

New Arizona Real Estate Laws In the Arizona legislative session for 2017 the legislature enacted many new Arizona laws that affect real estate. Most new laws went into effect on August 9, 2017.   Tenant “Finder Fee” is Allowed Generally, any referral or finder fee relating to sale or lease of real property may only be given to real estate brokers or licensees. However, A.R.S. § 32-2176 allows an owner or a property management company to pay a finder fee to an unlicensed person who is also a tenant in another unit managed by the property management company or owned…

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Self-Dealing by HOA Board Members

By Combs Law Group | May 4, 2016

Self-Dealing by HOA Board Members   Question: We are homeowners in a community in Scottsdale that is governed by a Homeowners Association (“HOA”). My wife and I are very upset with the incompetent landscaping services being provided on behalf of our HOA. The common areas are not properly maintained. When we complained about these services to a neighbor last weekend, we learned that one of the members who serves on the Board of Directors owns the landscaping company that services our HOA, and that our HOA pays an inflated fee to the landscaping company each month. Is self-dealing by an…

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