If you live in an association which is still under developer control there are often many things the community wants to do but can’t because it have no real contact with the developer and no easy method to call meetings. In these tough economic times there are communities which are continuing longer than expected under developer control only because of a lack of sales. Both the developer and the homeowners may be anxious to “move on”. So, what can you do? Most HOA documents allow the developer to transition control when it suits until a certain higher percentage of the units are sold — then transition is mandatory. Some developers will still want to stick around and maintain control over the community in which they continue to have a large investment and a desire to insure a quality level is maintained.
Having a successful transition from developer control to owner control in a homeowners association or a condominium association is not necessarily a difficult process.