The first thing to do here is to obtain a copy of the association's governing documents such as the bylaws & the CC&Rs. They may be on file with the county deed recorder's office or you can request them from the association in writing. You will then need to read those carefully to see when and under what circumstances the association would have a right to enter. If the association is not abiding by certain time constraints and notice requirements you can document those and refuse entry.
That said, it appears to me that the association is doing something that is illegal because it is engaging in selective enforcement of the rules and discriminatory practices. You need to gather the evidence [ dated photos, witnesses, etc] before the evidence disappears on the other folks who have lighting attached to the wood siding and tiles outside the court yard ]. [You may want to do this even before you request the governing docs].
In the meantime, if you find that the condo is fining you for not allowing access, you can sue under a declaratory judgment action to get a court to stop the fines based on a determination of your rights. See this law.
For the discriminatory acts, the HOA might be liable for a breach of fiduciary duty. This includes its attempts to enter your home as a retaliatory measure; instead of a good faith basis to inspect for a rule violation. An HOA has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of all the development’s homeowners, and to enforce all the rules and restrictions fairly.
Sometimes requesting a meeting with the board may solve this problem if a lower level employee is causing problems. If that fails, a cease and desist harassment / discrimination letter from a real estate litigation lawyer can solve the problem for about $250.00. This lawyer may also be able to file an emergency temporary restraining order to block an imminent entry.
If you tell me what county you are located in, I will try to find you a list of such lawyers to choose from.
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