Homeowners Association Dispute Process Transferred to ADRE July 1, 2016

The FY 2017 budget passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor consolidated the functions and responsibilities of the Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety into other state government agencies. The Homeowners Association Dispute Process transferred to the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) effective July 1, 2016.

(Click here to view the legislation) SB 1530 agency consolidation; budget reconciliation; 2016-2017 The process outlined in state law allows a homeowner and/or condominium and planned community associations a venue for resolving disputes.

An aggrieved party may submit a petition and all required documentation to the Department of Real Estate who then may refer the case to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), to be heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

Since the budget was signed on May 10th, the ADRE has been working diligently to ensure the HOA Dispute Process transfers smoothly. The ADRE looks forward to utilizing its existing technology to implement an improved program that serves the public and industry more efficiency and effectively. Please visit the Department’s website, www.azre.gov.  

HOA Dispute Process

Courtesy of ADRE News Letter