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HOA Fine for Rentals (by Colby [GA]) Jun 14, 2019 9:05 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by plenty [MO]) Jun 14, 2019 9:09 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Colby [GA]) Jun 14, 2019 9:23 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by OPM [OR]) Jun 14, 2019 10:24 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Jun 14, 2019 11:24 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 15, 2019 6:19 AM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Nicole [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 6:34 AM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by bet [MA]) Jun 15, 2019 6:48 AM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Ken [NY]) Jun 15, 2019 7:21 AM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Vee [OH]) Jun 15, 2019 8:26 AM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Colby [GA]) Jun 15, 2019 12:38 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Wilma [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 1:08 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 15, 2019 3:27 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by plenty [MO]) Jun 15, 2019 4:20 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 7:50 PM
       HOA Fine for Rentals (by CGB [MI]) Jun 16, 2019 9:53 AM

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HOA Fine for Rentals (by Colby [GA]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 9:05 PM
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I was informed by my sfr rental HOA they are charging a 'surplus' of $1,000/yr because it is not owner occupied. I promise you that my rental is one of the best kept houses in that subdivision. I am in Georgia (Cobb County) ...is this legal? Can someone recommend a knowledgeable, aggressive attorney? Thank You! --107.197.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 9:09 PM
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Who were you informed by? --99.203.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Colby [GA]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 9:23 PM
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I've owned the property for 10 years with no issue. I was informed by the HOA. --107.197.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by OPM [OR]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 10:24 PM
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IS SUCH A CHARGE IN THE CCR OR STATE LAW --162.247.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Live The Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 11:24 PM
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Oh I like this idea. I'll see if we can do this in AZ, let all the greedy CA landlords pay for our new rec center and swimming pool. :D --47.216.xx.xxx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:19 AM
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When I was working for clients as their contractor on their HOA rentals, the HOA president wanted to bully me around. Yes I can work, No I can't work. Yes I can park in the visitors spaces, no I can't. And so on.

The one disadvantage is that everyone was afraid of him. So I put in writing that I needed a guest parking spot when working in a clients unit. This was a non-carport spot and since I had a tall van, I needed the use. So the HOA president parked his vehicle in that spot.

If we sued the HOA president, the association would pay his legal fee's. So I decided it wasn't worth the trouble and the clients in that property had to hire help that the HOA approved of -- and got kick backs.

When my brother purchased a rental in that complex for an investment, the HOA treated him well. Then 2 years into his ownership they started to bark at him. I had installed a wash and dryer hookup in his private patio area. One of the few units with a large fenced in outside private yard. Since the president wanted a washer and dryer in one of his unit he allowed it.

But what I did was get a confirmation letter signed by the HOA staff and I pulled a City Plumbing Permit. Something the president never did himself. So when he ordered us to remove the wash and dryer from our rental patio area, I laughed in his face and reported him to building and safety for adding water, gas and electrical hookups outside without a permit. He was ordered by the City to remove the hook ups since the HOA voted that no one is allowed their own hook-up. We were grand fathered in.

This was a pain in the A_ _. That's why I never purchased more rentals belonging to an HOA..Or just didn't find the right deal. --47.156.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:34 AM
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read your bylaws, covenants, whatever legal documentation you were required to receive (and they were required to provide you) when you purchased the property. If you don't have it, ask NICELY and in a non-confrontational manner for copies.

Perhaps you agreed to this. Perhaps now, for whatever reason, including issues from other non-owner occupied units, not necessarily yours, they want to begin to enforce it. --72.70.xxx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:48 AM
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I hate HOA. after 20 yrs we are finally free. Please review your HOA docs to see if it listed in there. If not find out when this new rule went into effect and if it was legally voted in. Best to consult a lawyer familiar with HOA laws. I sued them a few times and won but what a way to live. --73.227.xxx.xxx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 7:21 AM
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Why would anyone live or own in an HOA? I live on a small lake with a lake assn who has no authority at all and they are a pita,i am not even a member and I have to remind them they have no authority to tell me anything --72.231.xxx.xxx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 8:26 AM
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One of the joys of having a HOA, this comes up here about every other month, comply with a 4sale sign, next they will tell you how much spinach dip you can have in the fridge. --76.188.xxx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Colby [GA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 12:38 PM
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Is it legal?!? I'm ready to fight if there's any chance of winning. --107.197.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 1:08 PM
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I'll echo Nicole (PA) - read the covenants and deed restrictions, by-laws. Focus especially on the language concerning rented/leased units, and also on how rule changes are to be effected. If a rule "change" was made arbitrarily and without proper procedures, it's not legal.

We have a sfh in an HOA which is very low-key. Like you, we keep the place nicer than most in the neighborhood.

A person who hates rentals for some reason bought in the neighborhood, and managed to get enough votes at the annual meeting to request that the membership be put to a vote as to whether or not to eliminate rentals.

Fortunately, the board couldn't get enough people in the HOA to sign off on a petition to formally change the rentals policy. Several pointed out my place as a reason why they did not object to rentals. (I would have been legally grandfathered in, anyway.)

Good luck. --151.197.xxx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 3:27 PM
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The HOA docs can be modified, but that requires a majority HOA vote by the members to modify the laws and covenants. Find out if this change was voted by HOA members or just bullying from the board. --108.69.xxx.xxx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 4:20 PM
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I wouldn't like that. I am on my condo board and currently my unit is rented. Read your docs as written above it's possible. I'd be upset also. --99.203.xx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 7:50 PM
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Many HOAs limit the number of rental units in a development. But every HOA has its own set of rules. They all tend to be anti-landlord --24.101.xxx.xx




HOA Fine for Rentals (by CGB [MI]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 9:53 AM
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Get and read the the bylaws of your association. Most associations never update the bylaws from their original creation. And while the association is allowed to implement rules such as no bikes on sidewalks, money is a different subject. It does have to be passed at a annual meeting by a majority of owners but then it also must me incorporated into the bylaws requiring a lawyer and expense to the HOA so they rarely do that part. --73.144.xxx.xxx



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