March 14, 2021

HOAs Are Evil: A Bunch of Examples

I owned a condo for 9 months. I actually lived in it for 7 months. HOAs are evil. Homeowners Share The Pettiest Complaint They've Received From Their HOA

The first example: A Dallas ice storm broke a tree which destroyed a fence at 3AM. At 6AM the homeowner got a notice of violation given that The Rules required a fence. NO EXCEPTIONS!

So I sued the HOA, the president of the HOA individually, and the chief enforcement officer individually for violating several state laws. They tried to back down. I refused until the entire HOA board agreed to resign and sign a permanent injunction against ever being on our HOA again.

That isn't the worst example, though it sounds like a satisfying outcome.

4 comments:

  1. Here's a quote from that article that I didn't use. Maybe I should have...

    "These organizations have been weaponized by Brad's and Karen's to wreak havoc on unassuming residents just trying to go about their day-to-day lives."

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    1. I used to get free Chicago Tribunes from work (I won't even take free ones nowadays) and I always liked the Sunday real estate section and reading the questions sent in about HOAs and condo boards. Real nightmares !!!

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  2. HOA boards tend to draw power hungry mini despots to them.
    I could never live where there was a board.

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  3. Can't leave your car in the driveway, never your boat and forget about an RV. No basketball hoops in the driveway. Nope you cannot build a shed on your property.
    This an HOA for private homes!! Not condos, single family dwellings!
    Yeah. Didn't work out so well...

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