Friday, February 18, 2011

HOA reform group targets law that allows Texas associations to repossess homes over HOA rules

Activists seeking to retool the way homeowner associations operate in the state headed to Austin today to do their thing like so many other special interests do.

But this group is particularly cohesive and adamant about current state laws that allow associations or lenders to repossess a home for infractions of association rules.

“And we now have our first lobbyist, Robert Doggett, who is helping us pro bono,” Beanie Adolph, who has been a tireless solider in the battle, said in an interview with Texas Watchdog. Among the things that the group is fighting for this session is to make HOAs subject to the state’s open records and open meetings laws.

The state effort is part of a national move to police HOAs, which activists allege have become political fiefdoms and sometimes profitable machines for real estate and development companies.
For the rest of the story by Texas Watchdog and to learn the identity of the HOA inmate activist sued by a community assocation industry plaintiff and solon, click here.

1 comment:

gnut said...

According to the story, Texas state senator John Carona, owner of Associa, filed a

civil lawsuit filed in Hays County against Bill Davis, a Friendswood lawyer and advocate for HOA reform.

Carona’s Associations Inc. also names “ICDELIGHT” as a defendant, referring to an online handle that Davis used in speaking out against HOAs and Carona, whom he has called a “shakedown artist” in interviews.

For some strange reason, there is no mention of this SLAPP at, a web site that describes itself as "chronicling the high cost of our legal system."

The owner of the country's largest HOA management company using litigation to silence one of his critics is not considered a "high cost of our legal system" to the editors of