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My HOA says they have I need to have "architectural committee"

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My HOA says they have I need to have "architectural committee" approval for permanent construction improvements such as a room addition, wooden patio cover, etc. But they are claiming I can't put up a temporary sun shade or umbrella, under the same clause. That's baloney, right?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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No, it is not "baloney" it is up to what your bylaws of the HOA state. This is a huge issue with many homeowners and HOA that many homeowners are not aware of when they buy in the HOA. An HOA can control and dictate to owners what they can and cannot do. Permanent structures generally require architecture, but they could restrict temporary structures as well and it all depends on how the clause reads.
What specifically does the clause state?