Reader's Watchdog: Condo group's moves have homeowners crying foul | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com: Some Iowa lawmakers tried to pass model legislation passed in Colorado and other states that would fix that. But state Rep. Julian Garrett, R-Indianola, told me the legislation, the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act, died for lack of support at the end of the past session.
Until those holes are fixed and consumer protections are made stronger, Bill Brauch, who heads the state attorney general’s consumer protection division, told me he would never join a homeowners’ association.
“You have so little control over the many negative things that can happen to you,” he said. “And then you become trapped in a situation beyond your control that only continues to deteriorate.”