Discussions (and basic questions)

You are in the right place to post your ideas, describe your experiment, talk about your club activity, show off your latest gear.
Or, do you have simple questions? Choice questions? Where to buy questions? How to use questions? You can ask those questions here.
But if you have tough questions, the kind that require expert advice,
then click here go to ask the Elmers.

Home Forums Rants HOA limitations Reply To: HOA limitations

  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    2024-03-03 at 03:00
    Newbie posting rank

    That’s great news. I hope it passes (this time) but I don’t have very much hope. There’s no money in it for the politicians.

    I believe you don’t understand the HOA concept thoroughly. One can’t be forced into a contract here in America. If an HOA “moves into” your neighborhood, they can’t opt you in. You either opt in voluntarily, or you are grandfathered (exempt). If you sell the house, the NEW owner is opted into the HOA by the covenants and restrictions (C&R) added to his deed, and his deed will reflect the HOA C&R’s. An HOA cannot modify your deed C&R’s without your consent and approval. It’s called “grandfathering”.

    The only way you can join an HOA (in America) against your will is if you (or your lawyer) didn’t read those 222,302 pages we all sign when we close on our home.

    I own a rental home in Raleigh. Bought it 30 years ago….25 years before the new HOA gestapo came to town. The HOA paid my lawyer some “tuition” to educate them on grandfathering a couple years ago because I have (had since 2004) two storage barns in the backyard instead of the “only one, less than 100 square feet in size” the HOA “allows”. Now they hate me but I haven’t heard a peep from them in years after they graduated his HOA class. 🙂

    Until you sell your home, Sir, an HOA can’t enforce their rules on you unless you’ve voluntarily joined their organization.