HOA Selective enforcement

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Antonelli Realty 3137972

If you live in an HOA guided community, there is a set of rules of thing you can and can not do within living in the community. The HOA Mgt and the HOA Board has a duty to enforce these rules in an effort to keep up the Look, Feel & maintain the Values within the community. 

  Some HOAs only deal with the small stuff, the low hanging fruit of the issues. They don't want to confront the real issues and rule breakers. This is what Selective Enforcement is. This can open up an HOA for legal action by its resident home owners. If it's in the documents for the community it has to be taken care of and not avoided.   If the docs say No Street parking then there is no street parking. Why is it that some HOA boards that have the same rules have no issues governing it while others could care less. Then residents only get upset when they find out that those community developments have a higher resale value. By that time its too late. 

What are your thoughts on living in an HOA rule community?  

Comments (4)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I can certainly understand the advantages of owning property in a community where there is HOA control but all homeowner associations are not created equal and some "bad players" give tarnish to all.    The proper review of all associated documents is important and that should be done sooner than later.  

Sep 14, 2021 02:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. I have experienced buyers over the years that needed to be advised against areas with HOA restrictions and those who needed those protections. Enforcement is yet another issue. Enjoy your day 

Sep 14, 2021 04:01 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I enjoy living in an HOA community but when rules are not enforced it leads to everyone being upset.

Sep 14, 2021 06:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- HOA rules and communities can be good but it depends on the rules and their enforcement. Buyers need to read and understand the rules before they buy. 

Sep 14, 2021 07:18 PM