Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.
“There ought to be a law!” How often have we heard frustrated homeowners utter those very words? As association representatives and members of the HOA industry assume more authority over the homes and every day lives of individuals, there is an increased demand for legislation to preserve and protect what was once, and still is, regarded by many as sacred territory. It doesn’t necessarily follow, however, that because there is a law, regardless of its stated purpose, that it is good FOR the homeowner.
A newly enacted law in Virginia is a perfect example. Among the many things it does, it establishes a panel, appoints an ombudsman, gives broad powers and authorities to the panel of industry pros, allows for fines of management companies. If it has all these provisions, it has to be good, right? We all know that the architects of this bill, the real estate industry, the managers and CAI have our best interests at heart and are dedicated to protecting our rights and property, aren’t they?
On The Commons this week we are joined by Frank Short Frank, a friend and frequent guest, is an attorney, an owner of HOA controlled property and a staunch supporter of individual and property rights. Please join us On The Commons this Saturday, July 5, 2008. We’ll talk about this bill and how it will affect Virginia homeowners and housing consumers. You won’t want to miss this show. A similar bill may be on its way to a state legislator in your state.
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