Montana HOA legislation protects private property rights

Property does not have rights People do

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Updated April 19, 2019 This week, Montana Senate Bill 300 passed both chambers of the state Legislature, as amended. Introduced by Senator Kenneth Boger (R), SB0300 upholds “use” rights of property owners in HOA-governed communities. The bill begins as follows: Section 1. Homeowners’ association restrictions — real property rights. (1) (a) A homeowners’ association may not enter into, amend, or enforce a covenant, condition, or restriction in such a Continue ReadingMontana HOA legislation protects private property rights

Bozeman MT considering Special Parks District that may include HOA parks

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Today’s blog serves as a reminder to readers that you do not need to buy into a homeowners association in order to enjoy recreational amenities. In fact, the photo above was taken last spring at a public walking trail not far from my home. See the caption of the photo for more information about the Rail Trail and a full array of recreational facilities within a mile or two Continue ReadingBozeman MT considering Special Parks District that may include HOA parks