Why Every HOA Should Have a Lawyer

HOAs or Homeowners Associations are groups of homeowners of condominiums, subdivisions or other developments. Their shared goal is to to make sure their homes and properties are maintained and taken care of in the best possible way. That being said, even though everyone is there with the same goal, problems can arise and your HOA could strongly benefit from having a legal voice or reason present. Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to tell you why every HOA should have a lawyer. If you are part of an HOA and would like to have an experienced HOA lawyer in Camden County on your side, contact Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch PC at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation today.

Why Every HOA Should Have a Lawyer


To Ensure Your HOA is Meeting All Legal Requirements
According to NOLO, every HOA needs its own set of bylaws. "For example, your HOA may have bylaws that cover:

  • how often the HOA holds meetings
  • how the meetings are conducted
  • the duties of the various offices of the board of directors
  • how many people are on the board, and
  • membership voting rights."
An experienced HOA lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you come up with these bylaws and ways to uphold them.


To Represent Your HOA in Lawsuit Cases
As we said earlier, problems can arise for HOAs. A homeowner may try to sue an HOA if they feel the HOA is not doing their job properly and making sure their homes are taken care of the way they need to be. In cases like this, it can be good to have an HOA lawyer on your side that has been through this before and can guide your HOA in the right direction legally and give you all your legal options.

To Help Your HOA Communicate Clearly to the Rest of the Homeowners
An HOA should make sure all homeowners are clearly communicated with. For example, they need to know:

  • When their HOA fees are due
  • How they can pay their HOA fees (what forms of payment are accepted)
  • What the penalties are for not paying their HOA fees
  • Are their late fees if you pay your HOA fees late


Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch PC is Here to Represent Your HOA


Our own David Welch has represented several homeowners associations and condominium boards. Experience counts when you are looking for an HOA lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact us to set up a free consultation today. We have evening and weekend appointments available. Our firm is conveniently located by the Camden County courthouse, and we have an open door policy for clients to just stop by and discuss their legal needs. Protect your HOA with Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch.


Law Offices of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C.
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