HOA Dispute Resolution Program
In addition to being approved to provide mediation for the Arizona Association for Realtors, Insight also works with Community Associations to resolve HOA disputes with homeowners and third party vendors through providing both mediation and arbitration services. Mediation and arbitration provide efficient, confidential and cost-effective methods for resolving homeowner association disputes. Our dispute resolution professionals are prepared to assist you with the following types of disputes:
- Association rules and regulations
- Fines, Penalties, Violations
- Assessments, Dues
- Architectural Review Committee actions
- Members’ Rights
- Voting Rights and privileges
- Third Party Vendor Disputes
- Neighbor relations
- Maintenance, Common Areas
- Construction defects
At Insight, our dispute resolution professionals offer their creativity and personalized experience to clients who wish to avoid the expense and delay of traditional litigation. Most disputes can be resolved through mediation, without the need for formal arbitration.
Here are some compelling reasons to give mediation a try first:
- You retain control. Our mediators don’t make decisions for you. Litigation and arbitration, in contrast, place control in the hands of judges and arbitrators, which makes the outcome of any dispute highly unpredictable. In an age when people feel less control over their lives, mediation allows you to reassert yourself as the principal decision maker.
- You don't have to settle. Mediation is risk-free. If you decline the terms of a proposed settlement, you won’t in any way prejudice your case in court. The entire mediation session is legally confidential. This means any information disclosed in mediation would only be admissible in court if you chose to include it in a legally binding settlement agreement.
- You can still consult with an attorney. We encourage parties to consult with attorneys. Your attorney can help assess your case and provide independent legal advice. Your attorney can also accompany you in mediation if you wish, although most attorneys will generally adopt a consultative rather than a participative role during mediation.
- Mediation doesn't destroy relationships. When the dust settles, parties in property disputes often have to live together as neighbors or co-owners. By promoting communication, clarifying miscommunications, and providing a safe environment to express differences, mediation helps maintain those relationships.
- Mediation is efficient. Approaching a dispute as a problem rather than a contest, mediation directs parties’ energy into attacking the problem rather than each other. Indeed, we resolve most disputes in a single mediation session rather than the weeks or months you’d likely spend in litigation.
- Mediation works. At the beginning of a session, many disputes will look intractable to the parties. By the end of the session, in more than 80% of cases, the parties have drafted a written settlement agreement that can be legally binding.
For more information on how mediation and arbitration services can work for your organization as well as information on our pricing, please give us a call at (480) 246-3208. One of our dispute resolution professionals will be available to answer your questions