Stapleton HOA that blocked radon mitigation is now charging legal fees - 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com
DENVER - The Stapleton Homeowners Association that blocked a homeowner from installing a radon mitigation system is now sticking her with the legal fees before she sells her house.
"It's so ludicrous," said homeowner Melissa Crowder. "I am sure they are absolutely embarrassed, and that's their way of getting back to me."
I won't get into the merits of this particular dispute, but speaking in general, fee-shifting provisions in CC&Rs and the statutory and contractual lien powers of associations carry with them the potential for abuse. It is an aspect of HOA/condo activity that needs to be subjected to more careful judicial oversight.