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Home Owners Association

The Law Office of John Vernon Moore represents Condo Owners and Homeowners throughout Florida.

The Law Offices of John Vernon Moore, P.A. represents homeowners associations (HOAs), condo associations, and the members who reside in planned unit developments. We have extensive experience in dealing with the common and less common matters that arise between homeowner associations and their members. Since the advent of planned developments in Central Florida, volumes of legislation and judicial decisions have been passed that affect this area of the law. When your association has an obstinately uncooperative homeowner or you are fighting over a disputed assessment, you need the representation of battle-tested HOA and condo lawyers—you need the Law Offices of John V. Moore, P.A.

The HOA attorneys at the Brevard County Law Offices of John Vernon Moore, P.A. represent associations and private homeowners in a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Collection of Delinquent Assessments
  • Perfecting and Recording Association Claims of Lien
  • Lien Foreclosure Litigation
  • Covenant Enforcement
  • HOA and Condo Association Litigation
  • Document Drafting (i.e. covenants, bylaws, et cetera)
  • Leasing/Renting
  • Protecting the Property Rights of Individual Members

Whether you are on the board of directors or an officer of an HOA or condo association or are a licensed community association manager for a condominium or homeowner association, or an individual homeowner or investor, our firm has the experience and staff to assist you.

Professional Attorney Representation Focusing on the Needs of the Client

At the Law Office of John Vernon Moore, P.A., we are aware of the financial costs of a protracted legal battle. Many of our clients are associations that operate on narrow margins or private individuals with limited resources. In some instances, having an attorney review your covenant with the other party's lawyer can lead to a quick resolution. Sometimes, all that it takes to resolve a dispute with the community association is a professionally drafted letter. If the matter in question becomes quarrelsome, however, you may need the services of an experienced, knowledgeable homeowner/condo association law attorney.

Contact a Veteran HOA Attorney Today

The attorneys at the Law Offices of John Vernon Moore, P.A. have been serving clients in Florida over the past ____________. Our well-reputed role as homeowner and condo association professionals gives us a unique perspective on the Florida law governing planned unit developments. We have built our reputation on a proven track record of success. We are here to help all persons—board members, managers, individual owners—involved with homeowner and condominium associations.

Retaining a Professional FL Real Estate Attorney

Many people make the mistake of approaching real estate transactions without an attorney. They might even mistakenly assume that other parties to the transaction, such as realtors or closing agents, are there to protect the rights of all the parties involved. The fact of the matter is that such persons—although typically professional and invaluable to the transaction—won't get paid unless the closing occurs. Consider these factors when deciding whether to enlist the assistance of an experienced real estate attorney:

  • Real estate transactions almost always involve sizable assets
  • Each property is unique, so each transaction is unique
  • Florida real estate law is under continuous evolution
  • Licensing qualifications for realtors and other, non-lawyer, professionals are relatively low

Having a professional real estate attorney review your documents and otherwise represent you in real property transactions can be tremendously beneficial.

Florida Homeowners Association Law

Florida Homeowners' Associations provide an indispensable service to Florida homeowners.  HOAs bear the responsibility of managing the community's finances, maintaining the common areas throughout the community and enforcing certain standards in accordance with its governing documents and Florida law.  By doing these things effectively, an effective HOA ensures that each property owner meets their financial obligation and enables each owner to enjoy their most important asset, their home.>

Every HOA should retain legal counsel to promptly address their legal needs and ensure that the association's board members' actions are consistent with the associations' governing documents and Florida law.  Because each homeowners' association is distinct, with its own rules, bylaws, and declaration, The Law Office of John Vernon Moore works closely with each association client to clearly understand the issues after reviewing the associations' governing documents.  >

The John Vernon Moore Law Office can serve as the association's general counsel and provide your homeowners' association with cost-effective, high-quality representation in the following areas:

  • Collection of unpaid assessments
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Election disputes and recall petitions
  • Litigation against the developer, unit or parcel owners, contractors, or vendors
  • Arbitration actions
  • Representation before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”)
  • Legal opinions regarding the interpretation of governing documents or Florida law
  • General legal representation regarding the administration of the association's business
  • Mediation
  • Any other condominium or homeowners' association issue or dispute

Florida Condominium Association Law

Florida Condominiums Associations provide an invaluable service to Florida condominium owners.  These associations bear the responsibility of managing the condo's finances, maintaining the common areas throughout the community and enforcing certain standards in accordance with its governing documents and Florida law.  By doing so, a successful condominium association ensures that each unit owner meets their financial obligation and enables each owner to enjoy their property.  Due to condominiums typically containing a lot of common areas, it is imperative that condo associations take immediate and decisive action to protect it's unit owners' interests overall.>

Every association should retain legal counsel to promptly address their legal needs and ensure that the association's board members' actions are consistent with the associations' governing documents and Florida law.  Because each condominium association is distinct, with its own rules, bylaws, and declaration, The Office of John Vernon Moore works closely with each condo association client to clearly understand the issues after reviewing the associations' governing documents.  >

The Law Office of John Vernon Moore can serve as the association's general counsel and provide your condominium association with cost-effective, high-quality representation in the following areas:

  • Collection of unpaid assessments
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Election disputes and recall petitions
  • Litigation against the developer, unit or parcel owners, contractors, or vendors
  • Arbitration actions
  • Representation before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”)
  • Legal opinions regarding the interpretation of governing documents or Florida law
  • General legal representation regarding the administration of the association's business
  • Mediation
  • Any other condominium or homeowners' association issue or dispute

We Represent Everyone From Individuals To Families

Any dispute between a Florida homeowner's association (HOA) and an individual has the potential to become highly adversarial and complex. As with other governing and regulatory bodies it can be important to remember that people - with distinct personalities - ultimately make decisions. We know that an HOA dispute may arise from personality conflict as well as a real issue over fees or adherence to policies.

Florida condominium, community and homeowner's associations are often “mini-governments” with a lot of power — but their power is not unlimited. Engaging in a dispute may threaten not only your place of residence, but it may also become extremely stressful, personal and not to mention time-consuming. Because the stakes are high, you may be best served by hiring a knowledgeable real estate lawyer instead of seeking dispute resolution through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

At The Law Office of John Vernon Moore we can:

  • Thoroughly analyze covenants, contracts and other documents relevant to your HOA dispute
  • Move in on your behalf to open more productive negotiations with a problem HOA president or other parties to your dispute
  • Help clarify what may be involved in some form of alternative dispute resolution — such as mediation or arbitration — as an alternative to either defending or filing a lawsuit and engaging in a potentially costly courtroom battle

Areas We Serve

A Melbourne, Florida, personal injury law firm serving communities such as Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Mims, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Viera, Suntree, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Satellite Beach, and Rockledge. Counties to include: Brevard County - Indian River County - Osceola County - Volusia County - St. Lucie County - Orange County

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