If people are familiar with the concept of mediation at all, it is usually in reference to divorce. And while mediation is incredibly useful in obtaining mutually beneficial separations, it is not all it is good for. Mediation can also be used to resolve disputes and maintain peaceful relationships within an HOA driven community. Here’s how.
Community disputes can create a lot of tension between neighbors, and this can be exhausting to deal with. When you pull into your driveway, you leave the worries of the day in the rearview mirror. But when you are involved in a community dispute, problems literally follow you home. Before tensions run too high and before anyone threatens another with legal action, consider taking the mediation avenue first.
Mediation can be a beneficial route for many reasons. For one, it enables you to settle disputes faster. You can bypass the weeks or months of waiting for a court to organize and schedule your case.
Mediation can also save you money. Just think about all the fees you can cut out when you skip going to trial. Court fees, attorney fees, filing fees. You don’t have to worry about any of these with mediation.
Another thing to note is that when you take a case to court, the details of that matter become public knowledge. Anyone can access those records. This is not the case when you handle things in mediation. Your business stays between the parties involved. Confidentiality is key.
And lastly, mediation is just a less adversarial option. HOAs see to the functions of a community. They are designed to make community living orderly and pleasant for all who live there. Maintaining peaceful relationships between neighbors is paramount. When you settle things through meditation, it feels less like an attack and more like a collaboration.
When you have community complaints and HOA disputes, reach out to Solutions and Resolutions for help. We can help you resolve matters peacefully.