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Thanks for following up. The HOA is going to have the burden of proof. So, unless they can prove that you are violating their restriction, they are not going to impose any fine upon you. Furthermore, even if they have proof, there are two circumstances where their right to enforce their restrictions would be lost...i) where the restrictions have been ignored in the past, and/or ii) where the restrictions have been selectively enforced. If, in spite of the restrictions, if there are other instances where the situation exists that should fall within the restriction, then one of the foregoing must have occurred, and thus the HOA cannot then legally enforce the restriction against you.
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I would tell them you have not violated their restriction and if they think otherwise, they will need to prove it as the burden of proof is on them.
It does not change anything. The burden remains on them to prove a violation. If they try to impose any fine without proof, let them know you will be filing suit against the board and each of the individual board members for damages.
Unless that guest is there to testify or they have an affidavit (or know the identity of the guest so they can get one), they're not going to use this against you.
They do have the right to contact him, yes.
But, he's not likely going to be interested in getting involved in this. Or, to sign any affidavit.