Regarding the July 2 Point of View “Help for the HOA headache”: Kudos to David Sobotta. I could not agree more with his comments on HOAs and management companies.
I have been on two boards and have dealt with two incompetent and one corrupt management company. Neither experience was pleasant.
We had to threaten the company we fired with a lawsuit to get our records from it. The second time I purchased a townhome. I tried to contact the board and the management company, and it was a challenge to get through and get enough information to make a good decision.
It would be helpful if information about the board and the company could be more available to prospective buyers who try to investigate.
There should be oversight of HOAs and management companies, but I hope it could be done without adding state regulations. Thank goodness I didn’t have to deal with developers as well. I am glad I finally found a home I could afford!