Houston, TX asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana

Q: Hello , I want to find out if the HOA every year it seems is asking the owners to pay for all of these projects

Hello, the HOA that over my residence just had new carpet install in the building , with new furniture , and fixed the drive way . The HOA told all the owners to pay 1,600 for the new carpet in January of this year . Now the HOA wants all the owners to pay 2,000 in January 23 because they are fixing the cracks on the building ,which is important so the structure of the building will not collapse . However , every repair the owners are being ask to pay no a few hundred dollars but as you can see the amount is getting higher and higher . I feel the HOA should had fixed which is the most important like the cracks and waited on the carport and the new furniture . Every owner is getting nervous because this is every year and no one has that money to keep paying . Most of the resident are retired and have illness or family members they are trying to take care of . The owners like me do not know what to do since I sold my house to live their . Help what can we do .

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: A review of your governing documents which describe the steps the Board/HOA has to follow in order to make these assessments is needed. Since you have multiple property owners worried about this, I recommend that a group of you contact an HOA or real estate lawyer to do this----said lawyer would most spread the amount of his attorney fee amongst the multiple property owners involved. Good luck.

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