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I live in a large Gated Community of multiple units (60 per

I live in a large Gated Community of multiple units (60 per building) that although has CC&R that "do not allow Dogs except for Service Dogs, a fire door on my building is being used as a main entrance and "doggy door". Door faces a public park frequented by the public and also used by "halfway hourses:." Dog owners use this door due to its quick access to its quick access to grass and leave the door "open" or unsecured. Anyone from the Park would have access to my building and Gated Community. Also the door is not a public entrance and does not comply with the ADA guidelines in any way. HOA refused to secure this door or enforce the no dog policy. What are my alternatives?

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We are a small gated community. We have cc&rs and a handbook

we are a small gated community. We have cc&rs and a handbook (by-laws) we want to be a non-taxable entity under IRC code 501(c) (7) or another applicable code. We have no recreational facilities. Members are the homeowners and it is mandatory. We assess dues to pay for road, gate, electricity. We have no jointly owned property. The road, gate, area outside the fence along the main road and frontage fence are on easements over the homeowner properties. Only the owners benefit from our activities..

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I am the President of a small nature club in a South West

I am the President of a small nature club in a South West Florida gated community. The nature club has a private account within the HOA accounting system. The purpose of this dedicated account was to enable the nature club to deposit funds and pay for services, supplies and special projects.In 2014 the club had a jewelry party fund raiser for special projects including a kiosk we were investigating. The fun raiser was hosted by my wife. A neighbor sold the jewelry at the party she is also the HOA board treasure. The fundraiser proceeds were deposited in the nature club dedicated private account. The proceeds: $350.00 from my wife the host and $150.00 from the neighbor who sold the jewelry.In September of this year I requested funds from the account for a project and was informed the account balance was lower than it should be. The HOA board treasure stated in a phone conversation: “$500.00 was reallocated, by the approval of the HOA Board, for tree replacement. Since the proceeds from the nature club account were from a nature club fundraiser were earmarked with the intent to go toward the purchase of a kiosk (and since those funds were no longer needed because the kiosk had been donated to the community), the Grounds Committee had a specific and immediate need for the fundraiser funds.”The funds were re-allocated without any prior notice to or approval from the nature club. The funds in the account were never intended to be used for HOA general expenses. I donated the kiosk to the community.I suspect that something is wrong and possibly a misuse of the dedicated funds by the HOA treasure and board of directors.Was this a violation of Florida Stature 720?What should I do?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No only phone conversations and email inquires to withdraw the remaining funds.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The club committee wants to forget the issue because they feel the HOA would not support our nature bird walks and educational nature talks we coordinated.

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I live in a condo in a gated community that also contains

Hi, I live in a condo in a gated community that also contains houses. How do I get the master board to fix the men's sauna ? The switch has been broken for over a year. I have repeatedly asked about getting it fixed. Thank You

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I live in a gated community in Mesa, AZ. The front of the

I live in a gated community in Mesa, AZ. The front of the house has a walled patio.About four years ago we added a hot tub which is not visible from the street becausethe wall is higher. A couple of weeks ago three representatives from the Facilities Officecame to my front door and told me I had to move the hot tub. They showed me a rulingthat hot tubs are not allowed in the front yard. If it is on a walled patio connected to the house, is that considered in the front yard?

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We have a home in a private gated community. Our home has an

We have a home in a private gated community. Our home has an entry off the street such that if a car parks in front of our home it blocks the door which makes it unusable. This creates a fire safety, medical emergency and access issue. Our home is next to the community stairs to the beach and cars frequently park in front of our home. About six months ago our HOA board approved painting a red curb in front of our entry. However, a new board member initiated a review of all the red curbs in the community and recommended that the board remove our red curb. His justification was that it wasn't fair to the other homeowners that they did not have "reserved" parking in front of their homes. There is ample parking in our community and there are only a handful of homes that have the same situation as us. Do I have any recourse to prevent the board from removing our red curb?

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I am seeking advice regarding Notice of Removal (28 USC 1332

I am seeking advice regarding Notice of Removal (28 USC 1332 and USC 1446 for a civil law suit.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes, a pleading was filed on my behalf. My neighbor attacked me. I lived in a gated community and the homeowners' association failed to assist me with this individual.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My name is***** Yes, what is my options. My contact number is(###) ###-#### Also, my email address is .

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We sold our house through a real estate agent; the sale

We sold our house through a real estate agent; the sale closed in July. We then went through the same agent to buy a condo. We closed escrow early September. We started renting a condo in late July and signed a 1-yr. contract. However, our agent told us she would find another renter for the rental. But that has not happened. We are moving to our new condo October 1st. Can we just tell the agent to keep the 1st month's rent and be done w/ the contract without paying anymore rent?

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I signed a one year lease but have now come to find out that

I signed a one year lease but have now come to find out that this property is an HOA. I hate HOA's and had I known beforehand that this property was an HOA, I would not have rented it. I do not have time to do lawn maintenance and that is why I rent properties that already have lawn care included wit the rent. I received I believe three letters from the HOA about cutting the grass which wasn't that high to begin with. We just moved here July 30th,2016 even though I signed the lease on July 22nd. I borrowed a lawn mower and cut the grass and have now received a letter of non compliance stating:Following careful consideration of this matter, and in accordance with the Financial Penalty Resolution, the Board of Directors has determined the following: A daily fine of $15.00 has been added to your account beginning 9/8/16 due to continued non-compliance regarding lawn maintenance, specifically moss. Moss? What moss? this is the first time I'm hearing about moss and there wouldn't be a moss issue since I've only been here since the end of July. I want my $1600.00 deposit refunded and I want to move out since the HOA and lawn maintenance was not disclosed to me prior to me renting this property. Can I get my deposit refunded?

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