Monthly Archives: February 2014

Thank you, Tea Dems!

Thank you, House pit bulls David Ramadan (R-87) and Scott Surovell (D-44) for defeating the Senate version of HB 791 on Feb. 27. The 55 House of Delegates members who voted Nay were: Adams, Anderson, BaCote, Bell, Richard P.; Bell, … Continue reading

Posted in HB 791, Va. Del. Randy Minchew, Va. Del. Tag Greason, Virginia Property Owners Association Act | Leave a comment

No transparency allowed

Under the Virginia Property Owners Association Act, HOAs are supposed to provide: 2. The actual salary of the six highest compensated employees of the association earning over $75,000 and aggregate salary information of all other employees of the association; however, … Continue reading

Posted in All, HB 791, Loudoun Circuit Court, Virginia Property Owners Association Act | 3 Comments

Lipstick on a pig

A Senate committee on General Laws and Technology added this phrase to HB 791 in the naive hope that it will stop HOAs from bullying residents: … the powers authorized in the bill or by the governing documents shall be … Continue reading

Posted in Va. Del. Randy Minchew, Va. Del. Tag Greason, Virginia Property Owners Association Act | Leave a comment

How HOAs spend their time

From a recent post on Facebook by a resident of a Loudoun HOA: “Seriously I wish the HOA would find bigger fish to fry & better ways to use their time. A letter stating that my ‘Christmas Decorations’ are still … Continue reading

Posted in All | Leave a comment

Third river crossing bill: circa 2014

This bill did not emerge from the appropriations committee this year; watch for it to come back: HOUSE BILL NO. 1244 Offered January 17, 2014 A BILL to direct the Department of Transportation to consider results of a demand study … Continue reading

Posted in Loudoun Board of Supervisors, Outer Beltway, Va. Del. Randy Minchew, Va. Del. Tag Greason | Tagged , | Leave a comment

48 Hours to stop a bad bill!

House Bill 791, which gives HOAs the power to fine and sue their residents or simply shut off their access to the Internet for covenants violations, was passed BY on Friday, not passed. The General Assembly reconvenes at noon on … Continue reading

Posted in All | Leave a comment

“Vexatious?” Naaaaaah.

House Bill 791 gives HOAs Draconian powers to fine residents, shut off their access to Internet, cable TV or telephone, or take them to court for disobedience to covenants or 60 days tardiness paying their dues. Did Sens. Black and … Continue reading

Posted in Va. Del. Tag Greason, Virginia Property Owners Association Act | 4 Comments

Power grab: House Bill 791

Front door painted an unapproved color? Garden gnome an inch too tall? Did you forget to pay your HOA dues? You may soon be seeing your HOA’s highly-paid lawyer in court. As an HOA member, you will be paying both … Continue reading

Posted in All | 3 Comments