Portland, OR - Readers who have been following the HOA Detective blog for any length of time should know by now how yours truly feels about the construction defect litigation racket. Thanks in no small part to Oregon's overly lenient statute of limitations, which allows a homeowner association to bring a civil action against a … Continue reading Local Condo Association Receives $3M Construction Defect Settlement For ONE Leaky Door!
Dateline: University Park, WA - Breaking news from the Evergreen State... The HOA Detective has just learned that during the past week a University Park, WA condo owner was required to pay $295 to to the Association's management company to obtain the Condominium Resale Certificate that is required by state law in Washington. The Certificate … Continue reading HOA Blotter: January 27, 2018
Dateline: San Francisco, CA - In what can only be described as an unprecedented level of homeowner association incompetence at the administrative level we have the case of the Presidio Homeowners Association located in the exclusive Presidio Heights neighborhood in San Francisco, CA. Couple Purchase Private Street in Exclusive Presidio Heights HOA The upscale HOA, … Continue reading HOA Blotter: August 8, 2017
Dateline: Portland, OR - Just when you started to think it might be safe to go back in the water the HOA Detective spots a flock of buzzards feasting on another fresh HOA carcass...In this case the "carcass" was yet another hapless condominium association that had fallen victim to a cabal of the usual suspects. … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: June 11, 2017
Dateline: Portland, OR - This weeks' round-up of HOA horror stories includes the case of a 22 unit, single-building condominium in the Portland area that was forced to levy a special assessment to pay for exterior building renovations after 37 years of under-funding its reserve account. While it is true that many HOAs end up … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: May 7, 2017
Dateline: North Las Vegas, NV - In what can be considered nothing less than an award winning display of hubris and arrogance, a North Las Vegas HOA was recently inducted into the Channel 13 Action News HOA Hall of Shame after ordering a resident to remove shade sails that he had put up in his … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: October 22, 2015
Dateline - Portland, OR: In another display of blatant disregard for state law a local condominium association has admitted that it has not completed the annual CPA review of its 2014 financial statement as required by ORS 100.480. After a prospective buyer wisely purchased a CRC REPORT®, which led to a request for the CPA … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: October 12, 2015