My HOA is not upholding the rules and agreements.
I have lived in my community for about five years now and my HOA has been raising fees by holding improper meetings that are an in clear violation of the rules. The fees being raised is not the main issue but as a community we have noticed that we have been receiving less and less. For example last month the cost of paying the HOA was raised another 25 dollars and accompanying that our landscaping company was fired. They have shut down the pools and rec center claiming that they do not have enough money to maintain these part of the community open.
Along with this I have taken a look at a poorly prepared balancing and net income sheet but they refuse to provide me with the cash flow sheet. Every time I ask for it I either get yelled at or just hung up on. The community has been in poor health and declining even further since the HOA is not taking care of it. Things like the grass dying because they refuse to turn on the sprinklers. Is there anything I can use to gain leverage in the meetings? And on another note taking a look at the balancing sheet we are missing about $68,000 their excuse is that people are not paying there dues.
Edit: Im new to all this but from further information that I’ve gathered the outstanding dues ($68,000) are from people that couldn’t afford to pay during the recession. That is what the HOA told me. As of now with the 180 homes in our property everyone is up to date on their dues and some people like myself are ahead. Our board has no organization meaning no president, vp etc. I’m getting information as I but special assessments were made to cover the outstanding fees from the last tenants because the Liens placed on the property defaulted because of the 08 recession.