Are you tired of H.O.A (Home Ownership Association and Covenant Communities),
whether you are a owner or tenant? They are too much in your business and personal lives and try to govern your property like they are federal or a state government. I understand some rules or fees but this scrap is ridiculos, people move to areas because of the certain perks that may be available for and to them or because of change in neighbor hoods or it is a good community. Then you move in and they close down the pools talking about a liability, or because you want to put lighting around your property due to poor lighting for your own safety, or you can plant a certain flower or plant due to over eccessive height just to name a few things. The yearly H.O.A fees goes up every year and you can't get them to come and shovel the snow within state rule of 24hrs. after it snowed sidewalks aren't iced or the drive ways have not been paved. But let a owner or resident do something wrong they can get a written warning of what the problem is before they are being fined. How about them trying to vote you out of your home and community! What if a board member do not like you and you feel like they are out to get you and they find any and everything to write you up or call a hearing (knit picking, like they want to harrass you until you want ot move out. Then you got the senior residents who, just don't like kid and everything your kids do and they might have not done anything and the older people want to complain about your kids (because they are not kid friendly).I have been in my community for 9 years and have had all these problem concerning H.O.A, it's board member and people who don't have a dam life and in yours okay.
My resent beef now with H.O.A is that I had flooding in my main bathroom ( I have two bathrooms), with the laundry room attached. For a week I did not know where the water was coming from and had to use bathroom towel and clothes to soak up the water. Everytime I soak up the water it would flood again, then one day while doing laundry I noticed rust, dirt and water. I thought it was my washing machine, but no water was under or behind the washer, there was two hose that came out the wall, put a bucket underneath the hoses (no water 2 days later). Still puzzled because the water was in the laundry floor and sitting in front of the sink which is located at the entrance of the bathroom. Think it was my sink I shut off the valve underneath the sink and water kept reappearing. Their was a water drain in the floor and never thought to check it since it was always dry and rust and never seen or heard water going into it, through it or coming out of it. One day I was washing and the wash cycle was on rinse (spinning), all of a sudden their was water coming up out of the floor drain (so I shut it off). That was where the water was coming from all the time! I contacted my landlord and told him the problem I could not take it anymore, I could wash and all the towels and cloths had begun to smell like mildew. My landlord was it still flooding at the time I spoke with him and I said no, he said he would fix the problem. Then next day I am in the kitchen and my dog was in the hallway (I had carpet in the hallway) and I saw dog prints embedded in the carpet and was like what the hell (it flooded again and now this time into my hallway). When I entered the bathroom it was about 1/2 to an inch of water, I said someone must be doing laundry. In my condo complex their are two side and it has 6 units on each side. On my side I begin to know on all the neighbors doors to see who was washing and it was the neighbor across from me. I asked her to stop washing because it was backing up into my unit and advise all the other units and notified the boardmember on the second floor. She called H.O.A and they said they were sending someone out. No one never came and the next day it flooded again , so after I got all the water up and the floor dried here comes the plumber (mind you also part of my wall in the laundry caved in due to the water damage). The plumber said it nust back up again for him to visually see it back up before he can snake it to see where it was comeing from. He seen all the wet cloths and towels in my bath tub and smelt the mildew. He begun running all the water in my home and went to the neighbors across from me to try to back it up again, only this time it did not back up and he said he could not snake it and left. Again the next day it flooded again and when he check again it would not back up for him, but said he would go ahead and snake it and told me (him and the dispatch on the phone) that H.O.A would cover the cost. Before I allowed him to snake the line I contacted my landlord for the plumbing company to repeat that H.O.A would be covering the cost, then we gave then the go ahead to snake the line. About close to a week later my landlord contacted me and told me that H.O.A sent him the bill for $315.00. He said he was not paying it because it was not an inside plumbing problem, but a mainline problem because it came for underneath the building. I had called the water department and the sewer line department out and they also said that it was a main line problem. That all the unit in the building has it's own lines, but connected to one hose which is know as a commonline that is interconnect to one flow underneath the building. Also I did research on line for government rules and regulations of H.O.A and found out the if you have a problem that consist of my type of problem and it is coming for underneath and not within that H.O.A is responsible for the cost. H.O.A still refused to pay the bill and my landlord is appealing it. I also contact P.U.C which is the public utility commission and they say if it is a common line and interconnected to one hose H.O.A is responsible, but they cannot make H.O.A abide by the rules. We have to either do the hearing or take them to court on it and my neighbor also wrote a letter stating she seen where the water was coming from when I stopped her from washing.-----------------So this is a shame that H.O.A cannot abide by it's own rules and not only that it stated nothing about things like this in their by-laws. But it is noted on the community board "Plumbing (commom line) H.O.A responsibility, so what is their problem and who regulates the H.O.A?????????????????/