Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My HOA IS Threatening to charge me $250 to cut my tard qhen…

Customer Question
My HOA IS Threatening...

My HOA IS Threatening to charge me $250 to cut my tard qhen I have a service that cuts it every other Friday this seems to

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Letter threatning to charge 250 to cut my yard when i have a service who already does it every other friday. Hate being threatened in my own home

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The Hoa has been informed this numerous times but continue to threaten

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
10/20/2017
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,259
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. You may want to consider just writing a cease and desist letter advising that your lawn is being cut every other Friday and that their continued harassment or imposition of a fine would result in a breach of contract. Lawyers use letters like these often to enforce their client’s rights. Here’s a website that has a good template (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation.

Also, although I provided an initial answer, it’s important that you are 100% satisfied. If you feel I have done so, please rate me 5 stars and let me know if you have any follow up questions. As a side note, you can also click here in the future to request me individually.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Legal Eagle Your Own Question
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 14,259
14,259 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court

Legal Eagle 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:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

12,142 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

8,377 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,253 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 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

4,998 satisfied customers

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

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,572 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
My HOA is preparing for it's annual meeting. Names of
My HOA is preparing for it's annual meeting. Names of candidates for Board Of Directors are not being provided until the meeting. … read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
JD
1,650 satisfied customers
Im being threatened by my hoa because I have a firepit in my
im being threatened by my hoa because I have a firepit in my back yard and my neighbors dont like it. They also listen to my conversations and are saying im going to be fined for cussing. I feel like … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 satisfied customers
I moved into a housing subdivision in Temple, TX in February
I moved into a housing subdivision in Temple, TX in February of this year. The subdivision has a HOA, which is the point of this story.The house that we bought had been vacant for 18 months and the fr… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
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 t… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
31,003 satisfied customers
I have a swimming pool that was installed years before I
I have a swimming pool that was installed years before I purchased my home. During hurricane Katrina my neighbors house flooded. Most every house in our neighborhood flooded as well as my own. After K… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,327 satisfied customers
I recently moved into a new condominium in Texas, renting from
I recently moved into a new condominium in Texas, renting from a Landlord and his Property Manager, a licensed broker. Included on my application and in a separate pet deposit agreement on the T.A.R. … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
Hi Im at a loss to the mean evil harassment and discrimination
Hi I'm at a loss to the mean evil harassment and discrimination being put on myself and my girls. I'm also disabled . First off I live two houses down from the president two across the street from the… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,350 satisfied customers
I am a home-owner and have a tenant (since February 2014) who
I am a home-owner and have a tenant (since February 2014) who is on a one year lease. I'm writing to ask for advice on a legal matter that has come up between my tenant and the HOA. The tenant's pet a… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
I live in a subdivision in Richmond, TX and want to install
I live in a subdivision in Richmond, TX and want to install a pool and patio in my back yard. the pool and patio lay within the easements according to the land plot. I have submitted a request for app… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
I live next door to the HOA president in my neighborhood. My
I live next door to the HOA president in my neighborhood. My husband recently moved out and suddenly he (the HOA president) had the tree in my back yard hacked up (occurred 6/27/13). No other trees in… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,350 satisfied customers
We have 5 homeowners in our subdivision that have sued the
We have 5 homeowners in our subdivision that have sued the HOA for frivolous items. One item, for example, is we live in south Louisiana and the subdivisions are built around Loma's (overflow ponds), … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
4,998 satisfied customers
Texas - I own a rental property in Texas and the HOA sent a
Texas - I own a rental property in Texas and the HOA sent a letter in August advising that the yard was sod bare in places and I needed to plant grass. The places are under a very large and full oak t… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 satisfied customers
I bought a home in Hollister Missouri that sits in a Small
I bought a home in Hollister Missouri that sits in a Small Mountain and a stone wall in the back with homes above. The first question I asked before buying the home is would water come over the edge? … read more
JBaxLaw
JBaxLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,080 satisfied customers
Our HOA (home owners association) for our townhouses, sent
Our HOA (home owners association) for our townhouses, sent a letter 1 year ago to all community members stating that due to excess snow removal costs all members need to pay a one time extra $250 fee … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
On July 26,2011, I received a letter from my hoas attorney
On July 26,2011, I received a letter from my hoa's attorney stating I owed the passed due amount, plus late fees. Then when I questioned them stating that was not in our hoa paperwork, they then sent … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I live in a townhome communit with an HOA. Services are slowly
I live in a townhome communit with an HOA. Services are slowly disintegrating. Lawns are only maintained every two weeks, there is mold growing on the outside of the house. The original by-laws stated… read more
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,526 satisfied customers
My HOA is harrassing me because I got 2 months behind on my
My HOA is harrassing me because I got 2 months behind on my dues because I had lost my job. I had made arrangements to get the past amount due caught up and was making and still am making payments to … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,142 satisfied customers
I live in a gated community with single family homes. I purchased
I live in a gated community with single family homes. I purchased my home in 2004 and since then, I have been sent letters by the HOA demanding certain items to be removed from my property, even thoug… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,253 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