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They should have read the small letters at the bottom of the contract...
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
they have not been " railroaded " nor have thier rights been violated - they agreed to move into an HOA governed community , where there is a set of by-laws.
Homeowners' associations can often assess mandatory fees for common property maintenance, which can get expensive if the development has a pool, golf course or other recreational facility. Many associations in housing developments let their boards raise regular assessments up to 20% per year and levy additional special assessments with no membership vote for a new roof or other capital improvement. If you're on a tight budget, check the homeowners' association membership fee and how easy it is for the board to increase the amount. Also, if parts of the development have been occupied for a while, attend a homeowners' association meeting and talk with the officers about financing and other issues of concern.
What Homeowners' Associations May Regulate
(Not an Exhaustive List)
clotheslines, lawns, shingles
exterior paint, mailboxes, swing sets
fences, noise, trees
garages, outdoor lights, TV antennas
garbage cans, views, window coverings
home businesses, pools, wreaths
pets (size or even acceptability)
Originally posted by intrepid
If I were this couple I would begin cooking mackerel on a regular basis. Anyone that has cooked mackerel knows what I'm talking about.
Originally posted by iori_komei
I hope the HOA is fined and the judge fired.