What to do if our HOA violated it’s own by-laws by increasing its dues 6 years ago but not acquiring a 75% majority “at a meeting”?

Now they are trying to put liens on people’s houses. We believe that we are due refunds for the overpayment of dues.

Asked on January 12, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Maryland


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact pattern that you have written about I would write the HOA a letter signed by all objecting homeowners to the increased dues and liens stating that the liens have slandered your title dure to the fact that there was not acquired a 75% majority of the mandated homeowner's vote. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and need.

Demand a copy of all documentation showing the 75% majority vote. You may need to retain an attorney versed in planned unit developments to assist you in the matter you have written about.

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