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The Pro Se Handook . . . how to sue your HOA

Available on Amazon.

This handbook is based on the first court case to challenge the New Mexico Homeowner Association Act (HOA Act). It describes the failings of the HOA concept, exposes the deficiencies of the HOA Act and the time consuming and emotional challenge of litigating pro se in an incompetent judicial system. It offers advice about civil court litigation preparation and proceedings, document formatting, and where to find the rules and regulations for your court battle.

This basic self help guide is for those who decide not to sit on the sidelines, but want to fight for your rights because you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”  

  —Martin Luther King Jr.

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The 2024 Legislation ended on February 15th

There was no movement on changing the HOA law during the 2024 short session. Whether we can move ahead on adding changes to the HOA law in 2025 will depend on the efforts of many who continue to work on the issues.

Our legislative representatives did not agreed to submit our changes this session due to their perceived difficulty of the issue. This issue has been a hot potato since its inception and the law hasn't changed to the benefit of the HOA homeowner since our effort in 2019.

Without a more concerted push from those disgruntled homeowners, our small group of advocates

may not be able to lobby our congress effectively enough to garner any attention or help for change...but we'll keep trying.


We can make a difference but we need your help.

If you are interested in helping support changes to the NM HOA Act-- contact us. 

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Don't rely on the courts to protect your HOA rights.

Justice isn't inevitable or guaranteed

There have been multiple issues with the HOA Act over the past years since the last 2019 revision. Some homeowners have again been forced into court to resolve their disputes as there is no enforcement or penalties to encourage compliance. As we see new ambiguities popping up in the law our changes are calling for more clarity to avoid the continual need for court action.