Can somebody interpret this for me? I keep a decorative wheelbarrow in my front yard (I’m very into cottagecore) but my HOA says I need to remove it because it doesn’t conform with our architectural standards. Nowhere in our docs does it say that wheelbarrows are not allowed. The board is saying that it falls under a provision that says “No landscaping features must be unsightly.” In my opinion, “unsightly” is very broad and my decorative wheelbarrow is definitely far from unsightly. Who is right?
This is the problem with vague provisions in the declaration. I would recommend following your board’s interpretation and just removing the wheelbarrow. Then, I recommend amending your documents to be more specific. Or at least include a provision that says certain terms are under the discretion of the board to define.