No Statute of Limitations? Just a Dream!

You know, all these evil deeds done under the shelter of the National HOA Scam would vanish, completely vanish if the Legislatures approved laws that increased the Statute of Limitations for damages caused by Homeowners Associations to ten or fifteen years. Many homeowners don’t even know the damage they’ve suffered until a good number of years go by. If they had fifteen years to be able to sue recover damages, this particular blog would cease to exist. HOA boards would have massive reason to suddenly become responsible and always follow the letter of the law.

Such legislation would never be approved by the courts. It would be ruled blatantly unconstitutional.

There are Statutes of Limitation on rape, child molesting, robbery, burglary, libel, slander, white collar crime. But there’s no Statute of Limitations for murder. But wrongful, frivolous, bullying actions by an HOA can absolutely change the outcome of a homeowner’s life. There are, in fact, cases across the country where a homeowner has committed suicide to escape HOA harassment.

It’s just a thought. No, it’s just a dream.

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

2 thoughts on “No Statute of Limitations? Just a Dream!

  1. scott

    What is the current time line on the Statute of Limitations for damages caused by Homeowners Associations?

    1. Ward Lucas Post author

      I’m sure it varies state by state. In Colorado there’s generally a two year statute of limitations. That’s another reason the average lawsuit takes more than two years to adjudicate. The lawyers have it all figured out. They figure the rest of us are stupid. Sadly, they’re probably right.


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