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July 22, 2019 - Records disclosure dispute reaches the NM Supreme Court.  

A multiyear lawsuit over a fundamental issue of homeowner association property owner's rights to records inspections reached the New Mexico Supreme Court for review. The court denied review of the case.

July 1, 2019-- Senate Bill 150 revisions to the existing Act become law.  

The Bill has incorporated new changes but fails to incorporate substantial penalties and enforcement mechanisms for Board abuse and fails on two substantive issues. more

When the Governor's office was questioned on the issues in May, we were told that they cannot comment on legal issues. In other words, find an attorney if you have problems with the legislation. Take it to court... if you can afford it. Our government working for us? or the lawyers? 

The courts are already overburdened as they are bringing in retired judges to handle the excessive load.

November 2, 2017 -The NM HOA lawsuit 

Challenging the interpretation of the records disclosure provision of the HOA Act is now in court of appeals.  

April 6, 2017 - Senate Bill 244 vetoed by New Mexico Governor, Susanna Martinez.

The governor cited that numerous requirements on homeowner associations would be burdensome and costly. Additionally .... more

February 14, 2017 - The Senate Public Affairs Committee hearing on SB 244 misses

the point of protections for homeowners. The fight is between management companies and .... more

January 1, 2017 - The New Mexico Homeowners Association Bill, SB 244

This bill passing through the 2017 legislature will affect an estimated 275,000 homeowners living in associations in New Mexico, and few homeowners have been privileged to understand its consequences or contribute to its construction.

SB 244  has not resolved some essential homeowner rights....  more

January 15, 2015 - A NM HOA lawsuit is challenging the existing HOA Act (SB 497). 

A recent Sandoval district court decision revealed the unpredictability of  how the court "interprets" the legislation passed in 2013 and the statute's lack of protection of homeowners rights.

The lawsuit has cost members of the association over $36,000 and the only winner is....  more

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