Batavia, IL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: Is the HOA able to increase fees by 10% without membership vote? The fees would have been increased 20% in 2 years.

Fees have not seen an increase since 2017 and in the last 2 years, we will have had a 20% increase based on "budgetary needs". Is it required to have a membership vote to proceed?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The HOA Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions specifies the process for the HOA to change the amount of the assessment and if a vote is required. Review the HOA Declaration for the requirements and talk to the HOA management company or the HOA board members.

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