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Community Association Representation

For over twenty years, our firm has focused on representing homeowners and condominium associations. Rome & Associates was creator of the deferred payment of collection fees concept. The bulk of our collection fees are not due and payable until collected from the delinquent owner. This approach, in effect, shifts the financial burden for collecting overdue assessments from the association to the debtor.

We advise community association boards on a wide range of subjects for a set annual fee of $750, and $600 for subdivisions with fifty homes or less. In addition, our firm is experienced in drafting governing documents, such as covenant amendments, bylaws, architectural guidelines, rules, and regulations.

The practice of community association law encompasses diverse areas of legal understanding, which includes, analysis of governing documents, real property law, nonprofit corporation law, federal regulations, and fair housing claims. In a time when there are more lawsuits than ever filed against associations and board members, it is critical to have excellent insurance coverage, but also just as important to have immediate access to expert legal advice.

Assisting Developers of Single-Family Built to Rent (BTR) Neighborhoods

A recent area of exploding growth within the housing industry is the Single-Family Built to Rent community. For various reasons, some consumers prefer the idea of leasing over home ownership. This does not necessarily mean they want to live in a typical apartment complex. Many still desire to reside in a traditional neighborhood environment.

The increased demand for leasing homes in established subdivisions has become a problem, since most covenants contain rental caps and other types of leasing restrictions. The solution is the single-family BTR subdivision, but developers need legal assistance in drafting specialized covenants, along with the formation of the homeowner association.

Michael A Rome is an attorney who has focused on homeowner association law for over 20 years. Please contact us for fee rates and further information.