Utah SB 154 removes some HOA solar energy barriers for homeowners

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Update MArch 11, 2017: Utah SB 154 passed both House and Senate as of late Thursday evening. In the end, there was a compromise. HOAs that currently have restrictions “explicitly prohibiting” solar panels can still enforce those restrictions, unless two-thirds of parcel owners vote to change those restrictions. Reportedly, most HOA restrictive covenants in Utah do not explicitly prohibit solar panels. Therefore the new law – now enrolled and Continue ReadingUtah SB 154 removes some HOA solar energy barriers for homeowners

FL HOA defies state law on solar panels

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities It seems to me that more and more homeowners are simply fed up with unreasonable homeowners associations. And we’re seeing more media coverage of HOA Board members that think it’s okay to completely ignore state law, practically daring the homeowner to sue. Today’s example: President Conrad Tkac of California Club Homeowners Association. According to a WSVN Channel 7 report from Miami, Tkac has threatened to sue homeowner Pablo Vasconcelos if he installs Continue ReadingFL HOA defies state law on solar panels