Homeowner fined thousands by HOA
The power of Homeowners Associations. They can tell you what color you can paint your house, where to park, even what you can have in your yard. They can also put a lien on your home or even more severe, foreclose on it.
Debra Blue learned the power of her HOA the hard way, but she didn’t just take what the HOA demanded, she fought back. It started when Debra got a letter from her HOA letting her know she did not follow her HOA covenants when it came to the plum color she just painted her shutters.
According to her HOA covenants, she was supposed to get prior approval of the color choice. “It was a complete shock to me, but I immediately apologized, and they asked me to go through the ARC approval process, and I did that within two days,” Debra said.
However, things didn’t go so well for Debra. Her HOA’s Architectural Committee denied the color change and asked her to pick another color.Common Area Issues, Condo and HOA Collections, Condo and HOA Law