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We attached "Carriage House" Hardware on our garage door to

We attached "Carriage House" Hardware on our garage door to update the look. We received a letter that they had to be removed. Our bylaws state that all garage doors, driveways and roofs must be uniform. There are all kinds of garage doors in the subdivision. Some have windows, some do not. Some have 24 blocks and some do not. All are painted white or tan. This added hardware was beautiful, however some board members did not like the look. The vote was three against and two for. Can they be subjective on these decisions? I feel like they are infringing upon my wrights as a homeowner to update and keep my home from being outdated. Help!

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I currently live next door to a property that is being

Hello,I currently live next door to a property that is being flipped. Upon decon, they found that their property and my property are on the same foundation. They are proposing to split the foundations and I fear that this could compromise my foundation and my 1960s house. I assume the properties share a foundation for some sort of safety reason, but am not a contractor or engineer so don't have structural knowledge of this project. I am looking for a lawyer to help me draw up a contract that states that this builder will accept liability for any foundational problems that occur to my property during this project as well as after this project is complete. With my luck, they would complete this project and my house would slide down the hill. I'm not really sure what kind of lawyer I need or who I should be contacting. Can you please help?

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Does the "fair housing act" protect property owners who wish

Does the "fair housing act" protect property owners who wish to build a house that is smaller than the other houses in the subdivision?

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J. Warren

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I would like to wait until Barrister can answer this

I would like to wait until Barrister can answer this question. Thank you.Our HOA President says there is not really a HOA board because we have no bylaws that anyone can find, and the board is not listed in the CC and Rs. But he is the president, appointed an Architectural Control Committee (which is listed in the CCRs), asked for a treasurer, etc. He recorded ancovenant amendment which was voted on by the homeowners, and the treasurer collects and spends funds, etc. Isn't that functioning as a Board? I think the idea is that they say they don't have the ability, then, to enforce the covenants.

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Barrister

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I have already asked part of my question on Just Answers. It

I have already asked part of my question on Just Answers. It involves building a wall between our home and our neighbor in Arizona who has a firepit that looks onto our patio and into our home, bright ground lights that the HOA acknowledges have not been approved, and dogs that go to the bathroom right next to our view fence. I submitted design on solid wall. Design guildelines call for a 30 business day written approval/disapproval response. It has been 40 business days without that response. HOA claimed in e-mail that Founder(developer) states no solid walls in our community between homes and stands by that, but no official disapproval. Our community is 55+ and is brand new addition to established community where most homes have solid walls between them. Last week our neighbor (both husband and wife ) were verbally abusive to me and my wife while we were on our patio. He also physically threatened me because he said I called him a liar. Tomarrow we have a contractor coming to build the wall, as our quality of life and privacy is zero. My question is can Founder prevent us from building solid wall when existing community has them, and based on 30 day no response rule and an abusive neighbor that the HOA is aware of, can the HOA come onto our property and force us to stop building wall or do they need to have some form of legal document to do so because we already have approval through default by HOA

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We live in a HOA that owns no common property...our HOA

we live in a HOA that owns no common property...our HOA needed to update the bylaws and CC and R's to comply with sterling davis. in the past we applied for HOA appoval for room additions, the approval was granted within 24 hours..after the CC and R's were amended. we applied for a permit and were denied approval for a number of reasons. one of our requests was for a guest house - 300 square foot..our request was denied because our reason for having a guest house so our veteran son in law [medically retired from the army ] could recover from back surgery. a guest house was approved by our HOA on a different street due to the owners being a older couple needing care..the city of westlake village was good with our addition...the issues with our HOA board continue to grow - the board has held meetings with other homeowners to gain support against us, the board has taken sides with one neighbor without regard to us, our board has taken on the view preservation of our neighbor and ignored our request for view preservation..we have requested numerous times that the board meet to discuss our issues, but our request falls on deaf ears..[our HOA does not have architectural standardsall decisions the board makes are arbitrary] whats are next step ?

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TJ, Esq.

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A unit owner is seeking ARC approval of additional windows

A unit owner is seeking ARC approval for installation of additional windows in an end unit with a coquina wall that we consider common property. Is the legal under FL Condo law?

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Ray

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I have just built a home and received my CO and Architectural

I have just built a home and received my CO and Architectural committee approval. The home is located in Horry County, SC. My builder says I still can't move in until we settle the punch list, escrow, and final draw. Can he do this?

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Loren

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One of my homeowners in a HOA is demanding phone numbers and

One of my homeowners in a HOA is demanding phone numbers and email addresses of fellow owners. I do not have consent of any of those owners to release this information.

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J. Warren

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