The issue I have is that my neighbor
added an additional foot to heighten the wall between our two properties. The HOA
requires all structural
planning be applied for and approved by our HOA Architectual Review Committee (ARC
). The ARC application requires the signatures of the surrounding neighbors.
JA: OK. The Real Estate
Lawyer will need to help you with this.
Customer: The issue is that no one...not the neighbor, the ARC, or subdivision sales office...notified my husband and I. The ARC form was NOT presented to us for signature and no one contacted until we made calls about the work being done. Because this was a structural change to the property line, I feel that we should have been consulted by the neighbor, but since the neighbor submitted the form without our signatures, the ARC moved to approve the work...which was performed this morning.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: My question is whether or not I will have standing in suing the ARC and Shea Homes in violating the ARC mandate, especially since this is a structural issue on a property line.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: And no I haven't contacted a lawyer yet. I was searching for a HOA attorney when I came upon this website. I thought perhaps guidance as to whether or not there is something to looked at and addressed.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.