There are few things in life more difficult than ongoing neighborhood conflict. Ask the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s!
You moved into your new house, getting settled, then the doorbell rang. You were expecting a warm greeting from a neighbor. Instead, you got a tongue lashing about parking your boat in the driveway. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Many community-based mediation centers can help with simple neighborhood conflict. When things escalate to potential litigation, or more complex issues, that is where we can step in. Here are a few ways Genesis Mediation can help with your HOA:
Board Conflict. In some HOAs, board members are elected to uphold a specific agenda. A board filled with members with opposing agendas will act much like our congress. They will get little done for you as a resident. Annual and special meetings are uncontrolled with people yelling and threatening each other. Chaos ensues!
Board to Resident Conflict. When is a resident in out of compliance to the CCRs, too often the board issues a letter from an attorney. When a resident receives a letter from an attorney, usually escalation happens quickly. Genesis trains and assists board members to mediate issues within the HOA instead of instantly issuing legal threats. This is expensive and often leads to acrimony between neighbors. Remember, you live in community with these people.
HOA/Board to Builder Conflict. Newer subdivisions can be subject to defect construction issues. There is a time limit for the HOA to resolve the problem. When attorneys get involved, their fees can take a substantial amount of the settlement, leaving the HOA with the need for a special assessment even after winning the case.
HOA Board Training and Support. For a modest fee, often less than an HOA spends in sending some letters from attorneys, Genesis can help train your board members, assist in mediating neighbor disputes, and facilitate you annual or special meetings.
The vision of Genesis Mediation is creating peace for over 25,000 by 2020. Let us help you create peace in your neighborhood!