Defend Your Condo & Homeowner Association Rights by Dr. Joyce Starr

How to Defend Your Condo Owner Rights & Homeowner Rights

“I’ve carried your book around with me like a bible, I’ve read it three times. You are such a blessing. If I could reach through the phone and kiss you, I would. I love your book.”

When the Board Turns Your Life Upside Down

Renowned condo rights expert Dr. Joyce Starr presents the first self-defense guide for concerned or distraught Condo and Homeowner Association (HOA) members. Targeted as a condo whistle-blower over toxic mold, the author confronted and won a complex legal case.

The author presents critical strategies for defending and protecting your rights. Discover how to stop Board abuse – including harassment, retaliation, and frivolous legal actions. This book is your armor and shield if/when your condo board or HOA board turns your life upside down.



“Defend Your Condo & Homeowner Rights was a Godsend to me. I was living in a man-made hell when I found this book. By initiating the suggestions and principles introduced in the book I found a way of accelerating my knowledge and ability to deal with a condo board and the usual cronies and sycophants through knowledge and intellect, as opposed to my first natural thought: to intimidate with threats. I live in a condo that has been dominated by the same group of people for over twenty years, they thought our building was their exclusive and personal club.

“Through the use of the knowledge gained in this book I/we have begun to reverse that group’s influence and have begun to change the complexion of the Board in general. I have recommended this book to many residents in my building and would suggest it to any condo owner. I was so impressed with the knowledge gained that I personally met with Dr. Starr to express my appreciation and “pick her brain” as we both live in Florida. If you own a condo or belong to a homeowner’s association- you owe it to yourself, buy this book.”
Osborne McLellan, Miami

“This is a great book. There is very little of practical value written anywhere on this subject. And having lived through a similar situation, I wish I had known about this book a lot sooner. For anyone who is battling their condo or HOA or plans to, I highly recommend this book. It is a great starting point for beginners and a useful reference and refresher for those of us who are battle weary veterans.” – Daniel E. Capano, Stamford, CT

“You are to be commended for your courage, caring and commitment.” – Valmore Lucier, Florida’s First Condo Election Monitor, Office of the Condo Ombudsman

“Thank you for your contributions to this important issue. – Attorney Barry Boca

“Excellent, informative and instructional. In Defend Your Condo & Homeowner Rights, Dr. Joyce Starr describes the punitive and abusive nature of runaway condo and HOA boards (how they run away with your rights!) and precisely what to do about it. Her book provided an island of sanity and confirmation that I was not alone, nor was I imagining that I was surrounded by shark-infested condo waters.

“These waters consist of at least three distinct species that tag-team their prey: the board itself, the board’s “Dream Team” of over paid lawyers and the so-called “Management Company” co-conspirators. Dr. Starr describes in amazing detail how corrupt, unfair and vengeful these little people with big power can be if left unchecked and unchallenged. She also explains how checking and challenging them can unleash their “how dare you challenge my power” furry. In shark-infested waters, most try to remain still in hopes of not being noticed or become paralyzed with fear. Dr. Starr offers a weapon of choice. Her book is packed with example after example of how condo and HOA members can defend themselves and fight for their rights in troubled homeowner waters.” – Gary Hoch, Atlanta

“This book helps every condo owner or hoa member understand the true reality of condo and HOA living.” – Florida State Representative Julio Robaina

“A riveting work that condo and HOA owners everywhere will identify with.”
Jan Bergemann, Cyber Citizens for Justice

“Dr. Joyce, thank you for ‘The Kit.” I received it yesterday afternoon. I am so impressed by your unwavering, although painstakingly, “trial by fire” triumphs. I laud you for not backing down. Your book should be made into a movie!” – God bless, Joan, Florida