Board Unfairly Fining Homeowner

Question:

I’m not understanding why am I fined 5400.00 for parking on the street when I’ve lived here for 5 years and noone has ever told me I couldn’t park on the street. Whenever there is an issue I make sure to always follow the rules regardless of what it is.

I live at 8807 Lakecrest Way Union City,Ga. 30291. Why am I being fined? I can go in my neighborhood everday all day and take pictures and there are cars parked on the street. Am I being targeted because I rent. I take very good care of my house.

– Kurin

 

Answer:

Hi Kurin,

Homeowners associations usually have rules about parking. When a homeowner violates a rule, the HOA typically has the authority to charge a fine, which can add up for each day the violation isn’t fixed. Make sure to check your governing documents to understand your HOA’s parking rules and fine system. Additionally, an HOA typically can’t regulate parking on public streets.

That being said, if you suspect that the HOA board is targeting you specifically and not enforcing the rules consistently, you should bring up this issue and confront the board. Let them know that selective enforcement is a violation of their fiduciary duty to the association. Beyond that, you may need to seek legal advice from a lawyer.

 

Disclaimer: We are not lawyers. The information provided on this website does not constitute legal advice.

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