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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by J.Kill, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Dec 5, 2002
    Dallas TX
    That would pizz me off.

    Around here a packet of HOA docs in tipped into the closing stack of paperwork.
  2. HexHead


    Jul 16, 2009
    Depends on the services provided. The townhouse next to me got foreclosed on and is now owned by Fannie May. The grass
    still gets cut, the beds tended to, bushes trimmed. The shed in the carport will still get painted. As far as the outside is concerned, it's no different than any other unit in our section.

  3. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

    Dec 5, 2002
    Dallas TX
    Usually not. Most HOAs don't have the funds to pay for serious repair - roofs/foundations rehab etc.

    However, at my last neighborhood a guy paid cash for a $600K home moved in and began cooking meth within hours. He was there for almost six weeks before we could get him out - he actually fled an hour or two before US Marshals showed up. The HOA paid the lawyer about $5K to come up with a plan. In short order the HOA bought the house, gutted it - as is required after meth cooking, fixed it and resold it.

    In Houston a few years ago a friend's HOA bought an entire row of adjoining crapped out /drug infested apartments and tore them down.

    ETA - I need to be more precise. Upkeep items are often taken care of by HOAs. Serious repairs often not.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  4. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

    Aug 20, 2011
    On The Edge
    Our HOA deals with the bank that owns the property. Most often they do the upkeep on schedule. We have had a couple that drag their feet and when the property becomes unbearable to look at, we notify our code enforcement department who then sends the owner a letter to either clean it up or the County will do it and the bill is sent to them.

    When the house sells, any money owed to the HOA for unpaid dues, assessments, penalties, etc., is paid for by the bank.
  5. I would think the owning bank would be responsible, but in the rare event that it was paid for, or maybe some other situation caused it to go down. There are a lot of foreclosed homes around my area (thank you Schumer for forcing lenders to loan to people who couldn't afford the home) that banks just don't seem to be properly maintaining, which seems odd. Plus, over the years, I've heard of HOA's requiring an additional fee for some expensive, unexpected project or repair.
  6. stevelyn

    stevelyn NRA Life Member

    Yeah, me too. It lets us know who all the GT pretentious, elitist a-holes are.
  7. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

    Dec 27, 2003
    Louisiana, CSA
    Yeah, all those "small government conservatives" here who can't even live in a neighborhood without regulating when everybody can fart. The hypocrisy is enough to gag me.

  8. Panglоss

    Panglоss I am the NRA

    Oct 11, 2012
    It's pretty simply guys - if you can't live with the terms of a contract, don't sign the contract.
  9. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    It is a matter of public record and is covered by the title policy, a title company will not insure it if you do not agree to the CCR's. The HOA rules are part of the "Exceptions" on the title policy too.

    It's pretty much like saying I won't sign unless that easement is removed. Ain't gonna happen.
  10. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    and let's you know who actually gives a crap about their neighbors and neighborhoods.
  11. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    FL HOA law is fairly extensive compared to most other states:

    The contract you sign is not binding on the next buyer. That's why each buyer is required to sign it. Part of that contract says you cannot sell your property to someone if they don't also sign the HOA agreement.

    It was 720.3053 "Failure to fill vacancies on board of directors sufficient to constitute a quorum; appointment of receiver upon petition of member" that caused me to spend two years as President of the HOA in our small development. A HOA is a legal entity under FL law with legal rights and responsibilities.

    As has been said before, if you don't want to live under the rules of a HOA don't buy a house in a HOA.
  12. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    As a couple of stated, it depends on the HOA.

    I've seen some just care for the grounds appearance, curb appeal, then the bank is responsible for the maintenance/upkeep.

    Then I've seen the HOA fine the bank daily for not keeping it up.

    then I've seen the HOA keep the exterior, including any painting etc to help keep the curb appeal presentable for resale.

    In all these case, if the bank or repossession organization didn't pay up, liens were filed on the property...then they get paid.

    Bottom line, check out the HOA rules.

    I would have the OP check the HOA process for these circumstances and make sure they followed their own process...if not, demand the $$ cash back!

    The other thing I would ask, are you a party to the HOA contract? If not, I would check into them illegally having your vehicle towed. :dunno: Just a thought.



  13. Too bad adults cannot just agree to disagree. This is like just about everything, personal opinion.

    HOA's, some folks like them, some folks don't. But like any bureaucracy, they basically reflect the mentality of those who run\ruin it.
  14. JW1178


    Jul 17, 2009
    Look up the policies as written. If the rules have been changed, be sure they were changed the way they are suppose to be changed and that some "director" or "board memeber" didn't try to use some "executive priveledge".


    Jun 11, 2001
    For the record, I do occasionally break the neighborhood's "no atv" policy by bending the technical details...playing dumb about the definition of a "golf cart"..:supergrin: In my own defense though, I don't sport around the neighborhood and drive the streets, I only use it to ride the trails to the river.


    Oh yeah...and the no burning rubbish policy...I just burn it in smaller increments and call it a firepit..:supergrin:
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  16. JMS

    JMS 02

    May 6, 2007
    I personally don't mind my HOA, $230 a month includes cutting the grass, blowing the leaves, snow removal, common areas, pool membership, painting of the outside of house and roof replacement. If I want to do something to the exterior of the house I submit a form which usually gets approved within a week.

    If I didn't agree to the rules, I wouldn't have bought a house there. Nice and simple.:dunno:
  17. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

    So what is missing in the whole story...what kind of a car was it? Was it a c-class Mercedes and maybe you PO'ed an old woman who lives in your complex? Maybe she rides a bike through the parking lot every day checking for stickers?
  18. snowcrash75


    Mar 15, 2010
    Before you leave, unscrew all the electric switches and plugs and pour a few dozen pounds of sugar in the walls. You can have your $175 back in infestation satisfaction.[​IMG]
  19. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus

    Jul 3, 2001
    Hrm, where do I fit in then? I have both. :rofl:
  20. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    A low class pretentious a-hole?