HOA Horror: Roaches, Bedbugs, And Rats Pt. 4

Last month, we continued our examination of HOA Horror stories about roaches, bedbugs, and rats. This week, we discuss how condo and homeowner associations are addressing the rampant bedbug problem infecting the nation.   Bedbug Compliance Mandated The city of Chicago passed an ordinance in 2013 to help quell the growing problem of bedbugs in […]

HOA Horror: Roaches, Bedbugs, And Rats Pt. 3

Last month, we continued our examination of HOA Horror stories about roaches, bedbugs, and rats. This week, we delve into the dirty bedbug problem plaguing the entire nation.   Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite! According to a recent report issued by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, bedbug infestations have become a serious […]

HOA Horror: Roaches, Bedbugs, And Rats Pt. 2

Last week, we started our examination of HOA Horror stories about roaches, bedbugs, and rats. This week, we continue our exploration with disturbing stories out of Michigan and New York.   Human Garbage Dump in Michigan When inspectors checked a unit at the Wingate Condominium Association, just south of Ann Arbor, Michigan, they found rotting […]

HOA Horror: Roaches, Bedbugs, And Rats Pt. 1

Last week, we completed a four-part series about mold. This week, we begin an examination of HOA Horrors stories about roaches, bedbugs, and rats across the nation.   A “Biblical” Explosion of Roaches   Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but when your community is invaded by roaches, bedbugs, rats, maggots, and other vermin, it’s time […]

HOA Horror: Toxic Stories About Mold Pt. 3

Last week, we continued our examination of toxic stories about mold all over the United States. This week, we explore the toxic reality about moldy lawsuits.   Lawsuits Proliferate Mold lawsuits began mushrooming in the mid-1990’s. The so-called kickoff lawsuit that spawned the huge wave of litigation was the $32 million a Texas jury awarded […]

HOA Horror: Toxic Stories About Mold Pt. 2

Last week, we started our examination of toxic stories about mold in Illinois, Florida, New York, and California in this four-part series. This week, we continue down this moldy road into Chicago and New York.   “The Whole Building is Leaking like a Sieve.” In the leafy Ukrainian Village neighborhood in Chicago, Josh Bizar purchased his […]

HOA Horrors: Toxic Stories About Mold Pt. 1

The concept of a partnership in an HOA community living is a noble one. Peacefulness, harmony, and tranquility should always be the goal- as well as ensuring the health and safety of the members. However, community associations are not immune to health risks, environmental toxins, and safety concerns. If a problem exists, you are just […]

You’ve Discovered HOA Fraud: When Is It Time for Legal Advice?

Last week, we discussed how to react when you discover HOA fraud. This week, we discuss when it’s time for legal advice. The short answer is, never! Going to court against your homeowners association is equivalent to suing yourself. Amazingly, the aggrieved homeowner is simultaneously paying for both the prosecution and the defense at the […]

How To React to HOA Fraud

This week, we discuss how to react if you do not bulletproof your HOA against embezzlement and discover your HOA is the victim of fraud. Finding the proper authority to investigate allegations of fraud can prove to be extremely difficult. If your association has been a victim of the “condo confidence game,” gather as much […]

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