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Association Rules Are For EVERYONE In The HOA - Even You The New Owner
While in management, I had a few people phone or contact me, frustrated with their agent over one issue in particular after moving into their new Condo, Townhouse or Single Family home. The issue usually evolved from a misunderstanding; sometimes from not even knowing a particular rule existed in the Association where they had recently chosen to live.
The callers (previous clients) frustration was demonstrated in a variety of areas or concerns. Concerns like the HOA Fees, when to pay them, or, why have our fees gone up one month after moving into our new residence? On other occasions the confusion was about length of grass and even getting written up or fined for not properly caring for their lawn or leaving their trash container out all night. Still other times frustration evolved from having to be restricted in the color of paint that could be used on a mailbox, door or overhang on the house. Some people complained to me about how board members are elected and the list goes on and on and on. Some home purchasers were shocked to receive a fine for disobeying the rules and didn't even understand that unpaid fines can actually be placed against ... more
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