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Old 02-23-2015, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Home Ownwers' Association

The Home Owners' Association (HOA) manager for the development where I live recently sent me a letter saying in essence, "Please arrange to have the exterior of your residence painted."

The exterior painting of my residence is in fact quite good; yet I would not particularly mind getting it painted sometime in the coming year. My question, on the other hand, is regarding the LEGAL authority of an HOA's board of directors/manager in the above matter. Can a board force any house owner to get his house repainted, and, if so, in what POSSIBLE manners or sanctions could a board do that? (In a general way, a house owner may not have enough money to get his house repainted.)

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Old 03-04-2015, 09:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Legally probably not. Maybe there is a covenant or some other agreement on title, but to actually make you paint the house would be a lot of work on their part. However, by not painting you will probably have bad blood with the neighbors, which isn't good.

What you might want to do is say I am happy to paint the house, but ask the HOA for some financial assistance. That way you can both accomplish what you want.

As an FYI here is an article that answers a lot of questions about HOA's. http://www.legalmatch.com/law-librar...tion-faqs.html
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