FLORIDA – Florida Homeowner Scores Permanent Injunction Against HOA After Guests Denied Entry to His Home
heraldonline.com: Florida Homeowner Scores Permanent Injunction Against HOA After Guests Denied Entry to His Home
By David Acosta
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 4, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — A circuit court judge has ordered a Central Florida homeowners association to stop its practice of denying homeowner guests’ entry into the community of homeowner as a way of forcing payment of past due assessments. Judge Marlene Alva issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the practice as a result of a 2011 lawsuit brought by homeowner David Acosta who lives in the gated community known as Alaqua.
The lawsuit alleges that in 2008 the association began refusing access to his family members, friends and other guests because he was past due on association dues. After unsuccessful attempts to get the association to work out the disputed balance and restrictions he took them to court. Acosta says, “They ignored every one of my requests to talk, even formal written requests for mediation.” Read more: