Lafayette, LA is the seat of Lafayette Parish and is the most populous city in the parish, with an estimated 126,185 residents. The city is known for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as for its burgeoning tech industry.
Residents enjoy an affordable cost of living, good job opportunities, a diverse arts and culture scene, excellent weather, and many outdoor activities. Some points of interest in Lafayette include the Acadian Village, Cypress Lake, the Acadian Cultural Center, the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, and the Vermilionville Historic Village. The city also hosts a number of events such as Festivals Acadiens et Creoles and Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette.
As a board member of your homeowners association, you are bound by certain fiduciary duties. Holding to these duties, though, can sometimes be demanding. Even the littlest of blunders or acts of negligence can be seen by homeowners as an infringement of your fiduciary duty. When that happens, some homeowners might file a lawsuit against the association and specifically mention members of the board by name.
Litigation can get messy, and homeowners have sued their HOAs for much less in the past. Although state laws offer the board some protection against personal liability, no one can guarantee your victory. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, you still need a Lafayette, LA HOA attorney to represent the association and defend your case.