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What should you expect from your HOA?

There are many advantages to living in an area that has a homeowner's association in Missouri. Such an organization can establish guidelines for you and your neighbors who reside in the community. These rules can help to maintain a place that is aesthetically pleasing, mutually beneficial and in accordance with city-sanctioned laws. 

In exchange for the fee that you pay to your homeowner's association, you may receive a variety of benefits that will vary depending on the community you live in. However, some of the things you should receive from your HOA should be the same across the board. According to Associa, your HOA should always provide the following:

  • An effective method for you to communicate with them. This communication should include concerns you have about how issues are being handled, questions you have about your responsibilities, suggestions you may have for community improvements and general information about the HOA. 
  • Transparency about the way your money is being used to provide betterment for the community and its residents. A ledger that shows the breakdown of how HOA fees are being used is something you should have access to when you request it. 

These characteristics along with a passion to make the community an ideal place to live is what you should always expect of a committed and professional HOA organization. In turn, for the agreement to be mutually beneficial, you are required to pay all of your dues and abide by the rules that have been established by the board. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice. 


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