Dueling Home Owners Assoc.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sheppard, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have a question- might possibly smell a rat. Had a friend offer me her H.O.A. to do. She was unhappy with the service from the current providor. Next to their condominiums is another HOA that is "seperate but related to the other one". Friend said she wants me to get both of these. Is eager for me to do the current one now untill the begining of the new year (Jan 1). Then the two assoc. will vote (together) and pick ONE company to handle both accounts. Sounds too good to be true. Am I missing something obvious. Popped her a monthly price I could live with and she accepted it. Combined properties have monthly revenue of $950.00 a month for the full year.

    Cordially,
    Sheppard
     
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    If I were you I would try to get a multi-year contract with a cancellation penalty with HOAs. They seem to change their minds alot and are sometimes hard to deal with.
     
  3. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many years? Anything else you can advise me to watch out for?
     
  4. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    Atleast two. They seem to look for cheapest each year.
     
  5. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    ... the motion by Alan for a multi-year contract. That way it'll be a little longer before you start griping ;). At least two years, yes, preferrably 3-5 years. Good luck!
     

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