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Judge finds Maryland HOA cannot fine rulebreaker (The Gazette, April 1, 2011)

6/15/11- Judge finds Maryland HOA cannot fine rulebreaker (The Gazette, April 1, 2011) Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Terrence J. McCann ruled in April that an HOA in Gaithersburg had no legal right to collect fines from a homeowner when fining was instituted by a bylaws change requiring only a small number of homeowners to […]

OAG Takes Action Against Condo Board

6/6/12: OAG Takes Action Against Condo Board: In response to multiple unit owner complaints about violations, the Office of Consumer Protection (OAG), Office of the Maryland Attorney General, recently entered into an “Assurance of Discontinuance” with a Maryland condominium association board of directors for violating the MD Condominium Act. Click above for more information.

Reporting HOA/Condo Debt Collectors

6/26/12: Reporting HOA/Condo Debt Collectors to the new Federal Consumer Protection Agency: Maryland homeowners who are experiencing abusive debt collection practices from their HOA or Condo association or from agencies hired to collect assessments, fines and fees should file a complaint with the Federal Consumer Protection Agency.  This agency cannot investigate such claims now, but […]

The Columbia Association (CA)

10/7/12-The Columbia Association (CA), the master homeowners association that governs Columbia, Maryland, is considering legislation that seeks to remove CA from the Maryland Homeowner’s Association Act (HOA Act.)  If removal were sanctioned by the Maryland General Assembly, it would radically redefine CA and Columbia’s village associations as “Non Profit Community Service Corporations.”  Homeowners throughout the […]

MHA supports Alliance for a Better Columbia (ABC)

12/8/12-MHA supports Alliance for a Better Columbia (ABC) in its proposed legislation to make all Columbia Association (CA) lien-payers members of CA.  At the moment, only the 10 members of the Columbia Board of Directors are members of the association.  Links to the draft legislation and the rationale and major benefits are below: Draft legislation […]

MHA’s December 18, 2013 E-Communicator

12/26/13-MHA’s December 18, 2013 E-Communicator has information and photos from MHA’s December 14th Executive Committee Election Meeting.  To access, click onMHA12182013eCommunicator.pdf