Many of the homeowners in my subdivision think that the new president of our homeowners association has been spending our small budget poorly. We’ve taken our concerns to the HOA’s board of directors, but they’re all friends of the president and don’t see any problem. Is a civil case the only way to fight this? That seems a huge amount of work for us.
Answer: Yes, a civil case is likely your only option. If you are correct regarding the allegations in your email, you should hire an attorney experienced and knowledgeable regarding HOA matters. It appears the HOA’s board of directors is acting irresponsibly in contravention to numerous provisions of the HOAs covenants, conditions, and restrictions. You need to get with the other homeowners and discuss a plan of action.