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  • in reply to: Can my HOA prohibit us from parking on public streets? #371431
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    Hi Serena,

    Local law enforcement officers are the only ones who can issue speeding tickets. Even if your board calls them that, they probably won’t hold up as such in the eyes of the law.

    That being said, I believe there is nothing wrong with what your board is doing. A speed limit is a rule — one that residents must follow. If you break that rule, you get slapped with a violation and a fine. The so-called “speeding ticket” might be your board’s way of notifying you of that violation. So long as you are given the chance to attend a disciplinary hearing, I see no harm in what your board is doing.

    Hope this helps you out.

    in reply to: Are rental restrictions common/legal? #370867
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    Hello ollieoxen!

    Unfortunately, rental restrictions are quite common in community associations. It’s a way to maintain the security, appeal, and exclusivity of the neighborhood. In many ways, these restrictions are actually for the good of the homeowners (you).

    in reply to: Zoom Meetings or Face to Face? #370227
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    I manage a community with mostly seniors so virtual meetings were generally more difficult since not everyone here knows how to work with gadgets. Best to consider your membership too when you make this decision.

    in reply to: Creating a Facebook Page for Your HOA #370102
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    Hi Vivian, I manage communities for a living, and I’ve gotta say that those with Facebook groups are just generally harder to manage. We’ve put social media rules in place, yet almost all of the communities with FB groups still encounter rude homeowners who take things a little too far online. It’s easier for owners to express their thoughts (in not-so-nice terms) behind a screen than in person, so it’s a slippery slope. It’s definitely a liability issue, too, so back out now while you still can.

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    Hi minhari19,

    I’m sorry to hear that your HOA had such a terrible board like that. Unfortunately, you don’t really have a lot of options here. The best thing you can do is to simply move on and try to do a better job than the previous board. It’s also best to put proper procedures in place and ensure compliance in the future to prevent this type of thing from happening again.

    Hope this helps you.

    in reply to: Can my HOA prohibit us from parking on public streets? #368992
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    Hi Ginnie,

    If you dislike the rule, I would recommend talking to a real estate attorney with HOA experience to see if the rule is even enforceable in your HOA. Perhaps you, along with other homeowners who are against it, could also take this issue to the board so they can reconsider the rule and amend your documents.

    Hope this helps. Good luck!

    in reply to: Can my HOA prohibit us from parking on public streets? #368990
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    Hi Ginnie,

    Perhaps you could talk to your city or county government about this parking issue. You can try requesting an ordinance like we did, though this required us to coordinate with a city representative and fire marshal. We also needed to put up signs that said “no parking” every few hundred feet or so. This created a different problem with aesthetic and yard maintenance but we eventually resolved those as well.

    In our case, since it is a city ordinance, our HOA can’t enforce the rule per se. The city enforces the restriction and issues the tickets. But if your HOA’s aim is to prevent congestion and abandoned vehicles, then requesting help from the city should be able to take care of that.

    Sure hope this helps with your situation.

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