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Northern Neck is home to dozens of neighborhoods that are subject to recorded declarations and covenants. Often there is a homeowners' or property owners' association which is responsible for maintaining and administering common areas that belong to members of their community and for administering the necessary financial assessments.


Rights and responsibilities of property owners and associations are governed by more than 250 separate statutes and regulations, in addition to recorded real estate documents and often tedious corporate documents, as shown in this attachment. All too often, it is hard for volunteer boards of directors to understand how those laws and documents fit together. Dunton, Simmons & Dunton can help.

We have been deeply involved in the organization and management of local common interest associations for decades. We know the pitfalls and can help you avoid them. If a problem already has developed, out trial attorneys can help sort out the problems and put things right again.

We are particularly proud of legal representation packages designed to help association boards make sure that they are complying with all applicable laws and living up to their responsibilities.

New HOA laws went into effect on October 1, 2019, when the Property Owners' Association Act was repealed and replaced by a reorganized version of the law. This change presents an excellent opportunity to review the operation of existing homeowners associations and to seek legal advice regarding compliance. How does your association stack up? Click here for a quick check.

Call us today to find out how we can help your group.

Partners John Hodges and Stan Murphy are your first contacts for HOA or POA questions. Call them now.