Real Estate Law

Have Real Estate Law Questions? Ask a Real Estate Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Real Estate Law

My HOA informed me that the iron gate we installed five

Customer Question
years ago is not in...
My HOA informed me that the iron gate we installed five years ago is not in compliance with the HOA CC&R, we never received any notice until now, not even before or after installing the gate, How long HOAs have to enforce restrictions in the state of WA?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
11/11/2015
Real Estate Lawyer: Lucy, Esq., Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Lucy, Esq.
Lucy, Esq., Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 31,291
Experience: JA Mentor
Verified

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

The statute of limitations for breach of contract in Washington is 6 years, and a violation of the HOA rules is a breach of contract. With that said, a fence that is not in compliance with the rules and regulations is what's considered an ongoing violation - that means, every day the fence is there, the HOA could still file a lawsuit because you're still breaking the rules. I'm sorry to say, if you cannot convince the HOA to allow you to keep the fence, they will be allowed to insist that you remove it.

I apologize that this was probably not the Answer you were hoping to receive. However, it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

Good luck.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Lucy, Esq. Your Own Question
Lucy, Esq.
Lucy, Esq.
Lucy, Esq., Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 31,291
31,291 Satisfied Customers
Experience: JA Mentor

Lucy, Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,126 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,785 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

7,559 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,207 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,925 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
If an HOA is not following state requirements, such as
If an HOA is not following state requirements, such as filing required documents, is it possible for member to withdraw from HOA? If the only service provided by the HOA is not provided to a member, i… read more
Blake
Blake
J.D.
95 satisfied customers
What is required to form an HOA in a mobile home park that
What is required to form an HOA in a mobile home park that we've lived in for 20+ years in Wittman Arizona? … read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
634 satisfied customers
I was told that in North Carolina that hoa covenants will
I was told that in North Carolina that hoa covenants will expire after a certain period if not renewed. Is this true … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
In FL when a lender is foreclosing, and the HOA has not
In FL when a lender is foreclosing, and the HOA has not filed a suit through the courts for past due fees, if there are some due, are they due from the new buyer after purchase at a foreclosure sale?… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,559 satisfied customers
Can individual HOA members be liable for HOA common
Can individual HOA members be liable for HOA common property? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,305 satisfied customers
In Florida, if an HOA forecloses (no mortgage, owned free
In Florida, if an HOA forecloses (no mortgage, owned free and clear), if the auction sale prices does not cover the past due fees, interest, etc is the fee slate wiped clean and starts fresh or do the… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
18,663 satisfied customers
It is more about HOA. NJ. An attorney for the HOA is
My name is ***** ***** I live in Robbinsville, NJ in Foxmoor Condominiums. I am currently in a legal situation with my HOA for having two small dogs in my unit, one of which is an emotional support dog. In 2014, unbeknownst to me, the HOA changed their rules on having two animals in the home. I believe they basically sent out an email changing this rule. Regardless I was unaware of this. My son and I got a mini dauchound who is our family dog. Just recently, by suggestion of my therapist, I got a personal emotional support dog named Lulu. Within a month I received a letter from the HOA asking me to remove one dog. I responded with a letter from my therapist and I received a response that they would allow the emotional support animal but that they are still enforcing the two animal rule, ultimately they are now asking I get rid of the family dog. If i wanted to fight them on this I have to notify them by Feb. 16th to schedule a mediation.According to HUD, emotional support animals are no considered “pets” but rather companions so I would think my personal emotional support animal would be exempt from being that additional dog in my home.This is huge situation for both myself and my seven year old son and I want to fight them on this but I wanted to inquire if we even stood a chance a success. I would have no problem retaining an attorney if this would help things.… read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
634 satisfied customers
In Texas, is it legal for HOA directors to be compensated?
In Texas, is it legal for HOA directors to be compensated? … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
My HOA provided of Chart of Responsibilities, between HOA &;
Second opinion] My HOA provided of Chart of Responsibilities, between HOA &; Unit Owners.However, the are a few areas, such as Roof, the can be challenged if the roof causes inside (Wall Board, Painti… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,341 satisfied customers
My HOA provided of Chart of Responsibilities, between HOA &
My HOA provided of Chart of Responsibilities, between HOA & Unit Owners. However, the are a few areas, such as Roof, the can be challenged if the roof causes inside (Wall Board, Painting damage) cause… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
Florida HOA. Are HOAs still able to enter properties because
Florida HOA. Are HOAs still able to enter properties because their covenants say so, or are they getting trespass warnings?. I was told they are not allowing associations to simply enter property to s… read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,687 satisfied customers
Florida HOA. I live in an HOA under Ch 720. I know there is
Florida HOA. I live in an HOA under Ch 720. I know there is a Noticed of Intent requirement under condo law, Ch 718 for owners running for the Board. There is no such requirement to my knowledge under… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
A homeowner vs HOA. My HOA sent me a letter using a
A homeowner vs HOA. My HOA sent me a letter using a 'hear-say' to accuse "someone in my unit" of HOA rule violation. I prepared a letter of one page asking the HOA not to use 'hear-say' and not to use… read more
TJ, Esq.
TJ, Esq.
Juris Doctor (JD)
11,301 satisfied customers
I have a HOA issue. Florida. I am aproved by the HOA in 2
I am aproved by the HOA in 2 units. I live in unit 26 and my dad lived in 44. He passed away. And deed was only in his name. But the approvsl has us both on 44. Now i have recently invited my cousin to stay for a few days at my dads 44 unit, since its empty. Hoa came with the police and said they have to lesve by tomorrow.… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,042 satisfied customers
Do HOAs have to have a Covenants Committee? If yes, do HOA
Do HOAs have to have a Covenants Committee? If yes, do HOA statutes dictate the composition of such a committee? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,305 satisfied customers
Homeowner (me) in dispute with HOA. A tree owned by the HOA
Homeowner (me) in dispute with HOA. A tree owned by the HOA has caused significant damage to my driveway. They acknowledge ownership, but have set a cap on reimbursement for driveway replacement of $5… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,341 satisfied customers
I am having issues with my HOA. Seeking advice from an HOA
good evening, I am having issues with my HOA. Seeking advice from an HOA lawyer in Torrance. … read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,835 satisfied customers
I am in an HOA. The HOA wants an air conditioner unit at the
I am in an HOA. The HOA wants an air conditioner unit at the rear side of the home to be removed but the bylaws states must be removed from front wall or Windows. Also individual in the home previousl… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x