HOA Warrior is updated for the 2022/22 home and condo owner and contains active links for beginning the process of confronting the board and protecting your home. Is it worth it to fight for your property rights? The first in a series, this first volume answers those questions.
Most people don't realize the broad sweeping powers that a board of directors have over your life when you buy a home in an association or a condominium. In fact, you won't know it until you are in crisis. But Shelly Marshall, owner/advocate, has paved a path for you. This book leads the homeowner step by step in how to use everything at their disposal in order to take on and effect change with an Association Board of Directors. Taken from her personal experience with an out of control board, where the homeowners banded together and won their rights back, you can learn from her personal stories and the many stories of other homeowners who take on the good fight. Don't let your board or their attorneys intimidate you.
Protect your home and protect your rights. Use your active links for researching right as you read the book. Find loads of additional information. Don't let an Association run over you, but come after you for your expertise! This book lays the very basic foundation for the beginner so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Valuable guidelines continue in HOA Warrior II, Responding to Pets, Paint & Parking in your Association. This first book is where you begin-- then forms, letters, and samples are presented in Volume II along with advice for when you run for the board. These books offer hope and insight into the issues that baffle homeowners when they wake up one day and realize they don't actually own their home in an association. Take heart, as people wake up, unite, and get serious about taking back our rights, we get stronger. You will too.
About the Author
Originally Shelly was a hippie out to save the world with LOVE. But it didn't take long to understand that her best thoughts had little effect on the ways of the world. No matter how many daisies she stuck in the barrel of a cop's gun, it didn't do much for making the world a safer place.
Because of her innate sense of fairness, her degree in Human Services was a natural. She is a published researcher in peer reviewed journals and has recently published research on associations and how boards abuse members. Shelly is a writer of self help books in the field of addiction and verbal abuse; she works with alcoholics and their families around the world; she is a guest speaker and trainer for counselors. Her work as a Homeowner Advocate for HOA law came from personal experience. Learn what the homeowners in her association learned—her experience will benefit the person just beginning the battle in HOA hell.
Her association, which was a David and Goliath type of battle, was eventually won. Shelly and 225 of her closet neighbors won the battle. Shelly is a published researcher with her most recent study published in the peer reviewed journal, Housing and Society (HOA power relationship, problem-solving, and communication patterns during a major building renovation construction crisis). She is now considered an advocate for homeowners rights and is working to help abolish as many associations as possible.