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If my neighbor has no said aythng about my oter neighbors RV for 5 years can he have the HOA make me get rid of my RV but not the neighbors
Yes you can fight your HOA and win. In a recent case in Virginia a couple got fed up with their HOA which denied their application to build a deck.
The HOA also "invented" the power to fine residents.
After the lawsuit?
The HOA is dissolved, bankrupt and must sell all the common property to pay this couple damages and legal fees.
The folks in the HOA? They are much happier! No more thieving, lying crooked board members ruining their community.
So YES....SUE your little tin pot tyranny HOA!
HOA’s are full of controlling people enjoy imposing their will on others. Clearly these people need to get because they do not have one. I would nice people would learn mind thier own bussiness.
HOA's are good for the most part, untill they must enforce a rule you do not seem to agree with, then they are evil. I have live in a development with one for a year now, and before that I lived on my own property. The only difference is that you have someone in your face 24 hours a day and charging you for via fees. The City enforcement dose the same dame thing. It's like the police all is ok untill they pull you over for doing 30 in a 25. It's the the rules and they must enforce it.
Many of the coments have a few things in common: not many people like HOA's, many would never buy into an HOA, HOA's serve no purpose, and many HOA's are running rampant and add rules as they see fit. Personally, I don't like HOA's, but I believe mine is run decently (a few dislikes, but ok overall). Some rules have been added; nothing "over the top", but who knows what the next new rule will be. I too said I would never live an in HOA; after retiring from the military and moving to AZ, I quickly found that well over 90% of housing in the Phoenix area was HOA controlled, and I could not find land and a private builder to have a new place built at a reasonable price. 20/20, perhaps I should have remained a renter.
Another story to share on rules; my HOA recently was forced to reduce the contract period with the cable company. HOA was charging each resident a basic cable fee as part of the dues; no way out for the homeowner. The contract was 30 yrs (from 2002). From a lawsuit, they have been forced to release all homeowners from the fee in 2017.
Hey nuckle heads ! If you read the damm paper work you know whats allowed and whats not and if you don't like it ,don't buy the house .I have know many people who sign all the documents but never really read them when buying a home with a HOA! Then they bring there work trucks ,box vans ,semi's home and find out there not allowed and sit there and piss and moan and cry about it and then want to change the rules .Well guess what some people don't want that **** in there neighborhoods! And I don't care if there is or is not an HOA ,your not bringing that crap into my neighborhood and runing my neighborhood into the ground.
There are laws to protect us from and you just turn it into the city you live in .And yes I had a neighbor that had five families living in there home and all had kids ,when I reported it to the city ,I was told they could have up too 29 extended family members living there acording to the square footage.The also had around 15 cars parked all over there yard .With a little presure and persistance it got taken care of .These people know the ropes and share it with others so they could do the same . Well guess what my neighborhood looks better than it ever has and will stay that way as long as I live there.P.S. read your paper work on your HOA before you move in and quit wineing!
If you want to live in a community with an identity and agreed upon values, then an HOA is for you. The residents who buy in to the development must accept and adhere to these values and the HOA must govern beneficently and foster participation and a sence of community. The unfortunate thing about HOA's is that they are disfunctional, they were established by local ordinance, but never properly handed off from developer to privately elected officers or governing body. Without representation and homeowner support, they are not worth the paper their covenants are printed on. My association is the only functional and fully participatory HOA in my county, and for all it's faults, it is great. Our roads, trails and landscapes are superior to those of our publicly maintained facilities. And we all work together without coersion to keep it that way!
If this is not you, go out into the boondocks, build your bunker, hoard your junk cars and curse the govenment!
Some HOA rules border on the ridiculous. A three year old girldug a little hole, about a foot square and many three inches deep, and put some plastic wrap in it so it would hold water.She did this because she liked my water pond and wanted to put a little goldfish in her "pond". Believe it or not, the HOA made her cover up her little pond, which was located in the back yard under a pine tree that served as a privacy barrier between the condo's and my house.