Akron, OH asked in Election Law and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: What would be the best way to address an HOA election dispute in PA?

It was brought to my attention that one of the previous board members who has now been re-elected for another term was in fact in violation of our rules and regulations prior to the nomination period being closed, which would be a direct contradiction of the amendments that they (previous board) themselves made. The amendment requires all elected officials be in “good standing” for a period of 12 months prior to election. I am not trying to be “that ahole” it just doesn’t seem exactly ethical to me to be on the board that directly made this amendment while being in direct violation of said amendment while others were disqualified for their violation. I have documented proof in the form of time stamped pictures (thanks to her very public Facebook page) of my claims. I had previously tried to address this issue with the last board and our property management but was quickly dismissed due to the fact that the (previous) board and the “nomination committee” are one and the same.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The HOA bylaws govern what procedure you should take. How much are you willing to spend on attorneys fees to fight this?

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