What are a purchaser’s rights regarding the conversion of some of the units in their gated community to rentl units?

I purchased a home in a gated community. The project is going to ultimately have 500 units. We were just told that some of the properties are going to be converted to rentals. Is this fair? Would they be able to enjoy all the same anemities without having to pay an HOA? Wouldn’t this be something that needs to be disclosed when I purchased my property?

Asked on July 22, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, I think that you are indeed correct that there has to be some compensation and adjustment if tis was not disclosed.  But helping here is difficult with out reading the documents involved and discussing the law with you in person.  So please go and speak with an attorney.  The rights of the developer versus your rights are contained in the documents you had at purchase.  Good luck.

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