FL HOA fines family of autistic boy to remove back yard fence (repost)

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  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities (Note to subscribers: reposting due to spam attack of original link) Rarely does a week go by that we don’t hear about a Fair Housing complaint filed against an HOA-governed community. The latest buzz involves a family in Sarasota, Florida. Mike and Michelle Morley, parents of Mason, a 9-year-old autistic boy, ran into trouble with the Harbour Walk HOA after they installed a back yard fence. Mike Morley, Continue ReadingFL HOA fines family of autistic boy to remove back yard fence (repost)

This week in HOA-ville: deferred condo maintenance, HOA lawsuits, and $500 recurring fines

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities (debgoonan@icloud.com) From negligence to abuse of power, highlights of recent reports on HOA life in the U.S.   HOA lawsuit, deferred maintenance make these North Myrtle Beach condos a tough sell (South Carolina) Tilghman Beach and Racquet (condo) Association has been embroiled in a lawsuit for the past three years. A group of seven owners of vacation condos is suing the HOA board, claiming the representatives of the association Continue ReadingThis week in HOA-ville: deferred condo maintenance, HOA lawsuits, and $500 recurring fines

As Lewes Library fights HOA fines, homeowners may elect new board

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Will an upcoming homeowners’ association election at Villages of Five Points end the HOA war against a Little Free Library? Carl Frampton, president of Town Center West townhomes at Five Points, tells Cape Gazette that there’s a community movement to elect two new at-large board members at the June 15 annual meeting. Frampton criticized the current board and its President, John Eikrem, for fining the library $6,000, shutting down fun outdoor Continue ReadingAs Lewes Library fights HOA fines, homeowners may elect new board

Condo association orders woman to get rid of one of her dogs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Today’s feature news story comes from Kaitlyn Ross — known as K9 Kait — of 11 Alive. Susan Raney owns a condo at Miles-Parkway Plaza, governed by the City Heights Condo Association. Condo rules set a limit of two dogs per unit.  And, up until a year ago, Raney owned two pets, and was in compliance with the rules.   Owner adopts a third dog Raney began taking Continue ReadingCondo association orders woman to get rid of one of her dogs