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Kimberly Bois has lived in her condominium in Portsmouth, N.H., since April 2008. While she was excited then to buy a home and plant her own garden, it hasn't been all roses. Her condominium association is suing to force her to remove the flowers she planted in her front yard, fining her $50 a day, demanding over $13,800 in fees and attorney costs. She started planting in the late summer of 2008.
Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by Ex_CT2
I recently helped dismantle an old ham radio operator dismantle an antenna. It was a simple 2 meters vhf antenna that was only about three feet high and black, and it wasn't really noticeable at all. It struck me as odd that the HOA was mad about the small ham antenna but said nothing about one of those monstrous old analog tv antennas that have about 400 elements hanging off them.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
reply to post by happyhomemaker29
What I seriously do not understand is, with all the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of horror stories about homeowners' associations, why the hell would anybody a) voluntarily live in such an area and b) be surprised when they pull some bull#### like this. It's not as if there hasn't been sufficient warning.
To make it worse, they've signed a contract, and the law is and has always been on the side of the HOA. There is no fighting them; stay the f### away from them, for pete's sake!
HOAs are for scared little conformists and the Fascists who love them. If you don't fit one of those descriptions, you have no business there....
edit on 4/27/2012 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)
A year later, City Hall sent him salt for his wounds: a $300 citation for tall grass at 1900 W. 10th St. Telling the story, he swipes dried grass from his jeans and shakes his head. “The city dinged me for tall weeds at my bank’s house.” After another pull from the water bottle, Whitmire kicks a steel-toed boot into the ground he once owned. “You can’t trust anybody or anything anymore.”
Originally posted by benrl
Stupid rule or not she signed the agreement, it was most likely in the CC&R's for the HOA, one of the reasons i will never live in a place like that.
She started planting in the late summer of 2008. She said she got permission from the developer, who was considered the "declarant" at the time, to plant in the 8-foot by 5-foot garden before she moved into the newly built home. But when the newly elected condo association board took over landscaping responsibility in October 2010, they said otherwise.