A Local Attorney Assisting Clients In Alabama

Help For Complying With Complex HOA Laws

With some limitations, Alabama laws allow people and companies to freely enter into agreements that they choose. When you buy a deed-restricted property, you agree to the covenants, the bylaws, and other governing documents.

Under Alabama law, Homeowners Associations (HOAs) can have broad authority. Every HOA has its own set of rules, many of which are complex and sometimes may seem to conflict with each other. Individual homeowners, HOA board members, and Associations themselves sometimes need an attorney’s guidance to ensure compliance with the laws and rules.

That is what we are here for! We assist Homeowners, Property Owners, and Condominium Associations primarily located in Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley, Robertsdale, Summerdale, Lillian, Elberta, and throughout Baldwin County, Alabama and in Mobile County, Alabama.

Many HOA and Condominium boards, as well as association management companies, use our firm to assist in complying with regulations and enforcing the governing documents of the Association.

Patrick Collins has over 30 years of experience in law. He has handled many, many issues and legal cases involving different associations, individuals, and management companies. Our firm works to help you understand the laws that apply, make sense of which procedures you must follow, and what options may be available.

Some of the matters he can help you with include:

  • Governing documents (covenants, articles of incorporation, bylaws, neighborhood rules)
  • Document interpretation
  • Re-drafting and editing HOA governing documents – and how to get them adopted
  • State and local laws, including municipal regulations
  • How does the Board determine dues, fees, and assessments?
  • Setting up procedures to improve collection
  • Enforcing rules and regulations, including architectural guidelines common in most communities
  • Enforcement

When you need assistance interpreting, adhering to or enforcing the rules for a Homeowners, Property Owners, or Condominium Owners Association, Patrick Collins, LLC can assist you.

What To Know About The Recent Law Change

Before 2016, HOAs and POAs did not have any requirement to file their documents with the State of Alabama. However, the State put a new law into effect requiring all HOAs formed beginning 2016 to file disclosure documents with the Secretary of State, along with other changes. We have assisted Homeowner Associations with the new filing process, so the Association completes every step correctly.

The rules, regulations, procedures, and legalese you will encounter in HOA documents can be immensely confusing. You or your Board of Directors do not have to make sense of it on your own. Feel free to contact Patrick Collins, LLC, for helpful service regarding HOA compliance. For an initial consultation, call 251-445-5849 or send him an email.

Delivering personal attention, commitment, and legal experience to clients for over 30 years.

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