Letter: Let Florida lawmakers know about homeowners association atrocities

Article Courtesy of TC Palm

By Suzanne Eovaldi

Published November 29, 2015


We need residents of HOA-controlled gated communities to submit to the following Florida Legislators succinct one-page testimonies of how they have been abused by HOA tyranny.

Please email any and all descriptions of your abuse to State Sen. Alan Hays, hays.alan.web@flsenate.gov, and mike.larosa@myfloridahouse.gov. They are assembling data to present at the new session of the Florida Legislature, which begins in January. They hope to bring under state sanction out-of-control HOA boards of directors, as well as professionals including large, polyglot property management firms and highly paid lawyers whose fees could exceed $1,000 an hour.

Drafts of letters of legislative requirements have been shared with legislative HOA committee members. One stipulation is a requirement that fines imposed by HOA board of directors be back-loaded until sale of parcels in HOA communities.

Other problems of HOA tyranny are under consideration. The solons need your input concerning how your lives have been severely impacted by out-of-control HOA tyranny.

A point of contention at St. Lucie West involves a directive by an HOA property manager that pulls the entry access of a family of an physically handicapped mother and wife.

Remember the old Latin dictum, "Silence is consent."