ARIZONA – Arizona bill would make it easier for HOAs to take your home

AZCentral.com:  Arizona bill would make it easier for HOAs to take your home
By Jessica Boehm and Catherine Reagor
January 11, 2018

Currently, Arizona homeowners associations can foreclose on owners if they fail to pay their dues for a year or get behind by $1,200 — whichever comes first.

But a bill introduced by one of Arizona’s most powerful Republican senators would allow HOA foreclosures after six months, with no minimum debt.

Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 1080, said six months of avoiding payments is a serious infraction.

“Tell a landlord that not paying him for six months isn’t a big deal. It is a big deal,” he said.

But the proposal already has opponents.

“This is a dangerous bill,” said Dennis Legere of the Arizona Homeowners Coalition.

Legere’s grassroots group has fought for homeowner protections against HOAs at the Legislature for the past several years. When Kavanagh introduced the bill late Monday, the group began organizing its opposition. Read more:

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