Senate Bill 144 will violate the struggling HOAs in Las Vegas

I want to take some time today to encourage you to speak to your Senator about taking action against Senate Draft 144. I believe this is detrimental to our Las Vegas area homeowners associations.

If passed, this measure would treat associations differently from lenders, who also non-judicially exclude houses. Nevada community organizations would need to be able to obtain foreclosure of liens only through a judicial system. Going to court, especially if it is a district court, takes a lot of time and money. That would make the cost of collecting prohibitive for most HOAs. I believe that these costs, coupled with the drop in income, would severely affect our communities’ ability to keep up with regular maintenance and repairs.

According to the Nevada CAI Legislative Action Committee (LAC) speaking out against SB144, the bill, as it stands, does not provide any other method or remedy for a local authority association to pursue foreclosure, such as mediation with the homeowner, which many they remove the costs of foreclosure required to go through the judicial system.

This bill, which is being negotiated in the Senate Judiciary Committee, also requires all community associations with more than seven units in Nevada to create and maintain their own secure websites. I think this would result in unnecessary regulation by the state government and create even more unreasonable, onerous and excessive costs for community association residents.

Las Vegas was one of the hardest hit cities in the United States during this global pandemic. Please take a few minutes to contact your senator and let them know that we cannot afford SB144.

Q: We own an upstairs apartment and the new occupant below has been increasingly aggressive in expressing her objection to any movement in our unit above her.

Our unit is manned by four men with two house cats. This in a three bedroom unit. There are no wild parties or rock crushing stores.

Things like cooking in the kitchen, unloading food, playing cats, dinner for four, board games, sleeping, etc. all resulted in knocking on the ceiling, ringing the doorbell until answered, and on the way heckling were made to the parking lot. Call security and call the police twice. (Once when the police arrived) The tenant was sleeping and the other time when he was cooking or unloading groceries. Surely one has the right to use your residence in a normal matter. Previous residents among us have never complained about noise.

Not sure what can be done, but I fear this is getting out of hand and I appreciate your advice, advice and input.

ON: There is no simple solution to your problem. For many downstairs neighbors, nothing you do is going to make them happy. Much of the noise / noise problem is the result of the original design.

You may want to contact the Neighborhood Justice Center to mediate conflict. They can be reached at 702-455-3898. If the harassment continues, you will likely need to contact your club for assistance.

Barbara Holland is a certified real estate manager and is certified as a community manager for regulatory authorities in the state of Nevada. She is an author and educator for real estate management. Questions can be sent to [email protected]

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