The purpose of these proposed regulations is to add additional layers of protection for the homeowners as it relates to their community HOA Board record keeping and election requirements. The aim is to provide a balance between homeowner rights and HOA board rights. In an effort to help increase the stability of record keeping amongst HOA boards across the State of Florida.
It is no surprise that HOA board election fraud and other unethical behavior and offenses, such as falsifying board meeting minutes, are being committed all across the state of Florida. This, in the presence of regulations that only aim to hinder the possibility of an investigation, due to arbitrary numbers and policies that block the possibility of a robust investigation by State authorities such as the DBPR.
The Homeowners Against HOA Predatory Practices Act (HAHPPA) focuses on closing all the possible loopholes that aid in unethical behavior, financial and white-collar criminal activities via homeowner’s community HOA boards. Some of these loopholes are basic in nature and a simple solution exists. These new solutions must be adhered to, respected, and enforced. Other recommendations are to increase penalties for specific unethical behaviors that can be undertaken by a board member and especially, the board Secretary.
The following additions and amendments are recommended as part of the Homeowners Against HOA Predatory Practices Act. (HAHPPA)