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originally posted by: butcherguy
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: Graysen
A lot of Homeowner associations don't allow line drying of clothes. They say it depresses resale value of neighboring houses by making the neighborhood "appear poor."
Not sure if you live in a solar rights / solar access state. If you do, your solar rights supersede that of any HOA or even village.
Yes that means your HOA can't tell you that you can't line hang clothing if you live in one of those states. You can tell them to shove it where the sun don't shine!
originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: JAGStorm
I get what you are saying but i don't get how HOA's have the power to do that - unless the home is actually bought from an HOA rather than a private individual (so it could be included in terms of sale, etc). If the HOA don't own the property, how can they stop you? Surely the rights of a homeowner supercede any impostions an HOA like to impose? (for something as arbitrary as a washing line, as opposed to say building a race track in your garden!).
Regardless, washing lines all the way with me. We have really cut down on drier use over the last year and the results are actually very impressive. Clothes don't fade or shrink as much, smell far nicer when dried and (the real kicker) our electricity bill is hundreds of pounds a year less. Honestly couldn't believe how much we saved on the electric....