Monday, May 30, 2016

Recent filings and motion in the OAH case against The Crossings at Willow Creek in Prescott are available through that separate blog by clicking HERE

Monday, May 23, 2016

Some realtors get it. They understand that from a disclosure standpoint, they and their insurers are effectively underwriting poor disclosure by HOA's and their Management Companies. After all, you’re not buying just a house, but entering into a contract with the Association who may have lawsuits galore. 

One realtor is doing something about it by educating and seeking feedback. For access to a survey she’s conducting, click on the link below:

Jill Schweitzer 480-227-3441
RE/MAX Fine Properties, Associate Broker

Author of 'Buying Into An HOA With Your Eyes Wide Open'

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Actions - not words

After a conversation with someone today, I made an important change to the site header to make the point that this site is NOT JUST A BLOG TO PONTIFICATE, IT’S A MOBILIZATION TOOL FOR ACTION, otherwise nothing will happen.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Getting Organised

Technology is a wonderful thing. To use it best, sites like this are invaluable. But there have been 111 cases at the OAH with very little attempt to organize that 9 yrs of experience. A summary of those is HERE
As a first step, using Public Records only, we'll be mailing the old fashioned way to over 100 of those Petitioners in the hope of getting them to this site, or at least send us confidential email addresses. The letter is HERE

Mootness Brief to the OAH May 10, 2016

In our case against the Crossings at Willow Creek in Prescott for failure to supply records, the Judge at the Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings ("OAH") ) dismissed our case for "mootness".  You can go to the separate blog for the Crossings by clicking HERE.
We responded by:
  • Filing an appeal with the Department of Fire Building and Life Safety ("DFBLS") as the referring State Agency. Click HERE to read that.
  • Filed a complaint against the Judge for bias. (He refused to recuse himself). Click HERE to read that.
  • Made a public records request of DFBLS and the OAH, and obtained approximately 1,000 records in electronic form, including emails, internal notes, and billing information between the OAH and DFBLS. Interim Director Hanchett's letter, responding to that in very transparent fashion, can be seen HERE.
Our appeal was successful and the case was referred back to the Judge who ordered us to file a Mootness Brief. You can read that HERE. The 100 Appendices comprising 749 pages are too large for this site.

The Crossings attorney's, Carpenter Hazelwood, have until May 20,2016 to respond.
Watch this space.

Monday, May 2, 2016

It transpires that HOA Law is not considered a "legal specialization" by the Arizona Bar Association.

For details click HERE.