Homeowners associations (HOAs)

Tenants & Homeowners

A homeowners association is an organization created by a real estate developer to develop and manage a community of homes, town homes, or condominium units. It has the authority to enforce the covenants, conditions, and restrictions, as well as manage the common elements of the development. The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) requires that the sponsor file an offering plan for the homeowners association, and that the sponsor maintain the commitments it made in the offering plan. The OAG's jurisdiction is limited to ownership and maintenance of HOA common property.

For HOAs with a de minimis cooperative interest, revised to include a mandatory review by the Department of Labor and a standard process for amending the application:

Issues with HOAs: