The Georgia HOA Alliance is working with organizations and local government to develop a comprehensive Bill of Rights for Georgia’s Community Associations, which includes COAs, HOAs, and POAs. Currently, local laws vary county by county leaving no uniformity to protect homeowners’ rights. Working with all stakeholders, GHA is working with state lobbyists and legislators to enact uniform laws that protect Georgia communities and homeowners.
GA COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S PREAMBLE
To ensure that relations between homeowners and their associations are both fair and amicable, this bill of rights proposes an equitable resolution of disputes, identifies rights regarding homeowner and association rules and charges, preserves individual autonomy, and promotes both oversight and voting within the association. This bill of rights invokes a standard of reasonability for all actions. It also includes a state Office of Ombudsperson for Homeowners as an avenue for facilitating resolution of disputes in a manner that strengthens communities.
Table of Contents
Section 100: Application and Definition
Section 101: The Right to Security against Foreclosure
Section 102: The Right to Resolve Disputes without Litigation
Section 103: The Right to Fairness in Litigation
Section 104: The Right to Be Told of All Rules and Charges
Section 105: The Right to Stability in Rules and Charges
Section 106: The Right to Individual Autonomy
Section 107: The Right to Oversight of Associations and Directors
Section 108: The Right to Vote and Run for Office
Section 109: The Right to Reasonable Associations and Directors
Section 110: The Right to an Ombudsperson for Homeowners
Kahne, David A Bill of Rights for Homeowners in Associations: Basic Principles of Consumer Protection and Sample Model Statute, (Dec. 19, 2014, 2:05 P.M.) http://www.ccfj.net/HOAbillintro.htm.