Chapter 1 Applicability
Chapter 2 Definitions
Chapter 3 Homeowners Associations
Chapter 4 Attorney General Actions
Chapter 5 Grievance Resolution

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 25.5 - Homeowners Associations

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • claim: refers to any of the following:

    Indiana Code 32-25.5-5-2

  • claimant: refers to a party who has a claim against another party. See Indiana Code 32-25.5-5-3
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • exempt claim: refers to any of the following claims or actions:

    Indiana Code 32-25.5-5-4

  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • legal proceedings: refers to either of the following:

    Indiana Code 32-25.5-5-5

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • party: refers to any of the following:

    Indiana Code 32-25.5-5-6

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • respondent: refers to the party against whom a claimant has a claim. See Indiana Code 32-25.5-5-7
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.