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Basketball Hoop (by Tom [MI]) Apr 17, 2019 5:18 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by Tom [MI]) Apr 17, 2019 5:24 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 17, 2019 5:48 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by Joe [CA]) Apr 17, 2019 6:02 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by WMH [NC]) Apr 17, 2019 6:02 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by plenty [MO]) Apr 17, 2019 6:16 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by small potatoes [NY]) Apr 17, 2019 8:58 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by DJ [VA]) Apr 17, 2019 9:35 PM
       Basketball Hoop (by Ken [NY]) Apr 18, 2019 4:44 AM
       Basketball Hoop (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 18, 2019 5:14 AM
       Basketball Hoop (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 18, 2019 6:26 AM
       Basketball Hoop (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 18, 2019 9:47 AM
       Basketball Hoop (by Vee [OH]) Apr 18, 2019 9:49 AM
       Basketball Hoop (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Apr 18, 2019 2:02 PM

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Basketball Hoop (by Tom [MI]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 5:18 PM

I have an applicant wants to put Basketball hoop in the drive way.

Do you guys allow the basketball hoop?

Does your lease say anything about basketball hoops?

Basketball Hoop (by Tom [MI]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 5:24 PM

This condo is in a neighborhood full oof retire people. My condo is only rental among 70 unit. I am afraid that Basketball hoop will attract bunch of kids to my condo. Liability issue and noise issue can be difficult to deal with.

What do you guys think? Can I put a clause in my lease and not allow it?

Basketball Hoop (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 5:48 PM

If the neighbors are all retired and you are the only rental, I would not want to stand out and attract noise complaints by adding a hoop. Is the driveway part of the condo and no one else uses it? If not, that's your answer. Others have to use the drive and would constantly have to watch out for kids playing. Now, my neighbor, on a street with all single family homes, put up a hoop at his driveway and the street in front of four houses was suddenly being used by large boys running around after basketballs. I have a fence and a gate. One day the neighbor came over as I got back home at dusk after checking my buildings and he told me he was going to put up an electric gate for me so I don't have to get out of my car at dusk. I knew he would never do that since his porch needed paint and he wasn't working on that. I found out that some of the basketball boys were going to jump me and steal my car and had mentioned it to his son who then told him. Instead of telling me the truth he made up something. You could get boys like that in front of your condo and it takes more than the space of a driveway to play street basketball.

Basketball Hoop (by Joe [CA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 6:02 PM

No, tell your tenants to go the the YMCA of the park

Basketball Hoop (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 6:02 PM

omg miss ally. You could be a TV show.

But no I would not allow a basketball hoop. Just because I don't have to.

Basketball Hoop (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 6:16 PM

When i moved to a condo with a huge population of seniors they welcomed myself, 2 boys and a basketball hoop. That was great for about three years when kids from neighboring homes started using it and being disrespectful of the privilege. As the hoop deteriorated we disposed of it. Another neighbor want to replace it with a more permanent structure. This time the board said no cause while they didnt mind my boys they thought it would attract kids from surrounding neighborhoods. I did originally ask permission. May want to check with your condo association.

Basketball Hoop (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 8:58 PM

in my municipality one of the aldermen had an issue w/ kids playing BB in the street and got a law passed making it illegal to have a hoop on the curb and play in the street. Not for nothing but in a community that lacks open space, in a generation where most kids are glued to their consoles, it makes no sense to keep them from being active.

Plus it's not like there was an incident around the issue. The sidewalks are unwalkable and everyone is in the street anyway. It was a race thing. V sad. --24.194.xx.xx

Basketball Hoop (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2019 9:35 PM

No, I wouldn't't allow it in this case.


An Applicant is already looking at how to improve the property - AKA listing deficiencies. BIG red flag. They are complaining before they even get in. Rentals are leased AS IS. What you see is what you get. Imagine the constant list of future requests for special things / favors.


Basketball Hoop (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 4:44 AM

Why would they even ask? if they have one of those hoops that they roll around I don't see how it would be much of a problem.I doubt insurance companies have a problem with them like trampolines

Basketball Hoop (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 5:14 AM


In Hoosierland itís a crime to NOT have Bball hoops!

Start with your written HOA rulebook.

I have no problem with BBall hoops in the driveway, not attached to the building. No more noise than jump rope, hopscotch, bike riding, roller blading, badminton...

Portable, adjustable height units keep kiddos busy and out of trouble. Good exercise and skill development. Safer than a trampoline.


Basketball Hoop (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 6:26 AM

Nope. We had one ourselves for a while, at the curb as our quiet cul-de-sac has little traffic - but the neighborhood kids seemed to think it was for public use. Nothing like hearing a basketball thumping at 6:30AM on a Saturday when some crack-of-dawn preadolescents showed up. (We did talk to most of the kids and advised that it was okay during daylight and between certain hours, but please knock and ask first. A few did, most never came back.)

At a rental? Only if there was plenty of room in the driveway, no nearby neighbors, and the street was nowhere close.

Basketball Hoop (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 9:47 AM

For an applicant, I would probably say no unless they are stellar applicants. How does the HOA treat something like this, if they don't want it, there is your answer.

If it was a tenant I had for a while, I might consider it. Being older people, you could ask your close neighbors what they think. Maybe they would welcome it!

Basketball Hoop (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 9:49 AM

What does the HOA say about this Hoopla? Pun intended but there are the movable ones you fill the base with sand and water, they can hide it when nobody home.

Basketball Hoop (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 2:02 PM

If it's a condo, you may not own the driveway, just the use of it. If other condo owner's cars are near basketball area, I would worry about stray balls damaging cars. Either way, it won't make neighbors like you and that could cause troubles in the long run.

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