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Old 01-29-2016, 09:02 PM
 
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Is it risky to take on a deck-building project without going thru your HOA? Is it that big of deal?

Does anybody have recommendations for a good contractor that will do a ground-level deck?
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:16 PM
 
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If you don't get approval, the HOA can fine you until you it tear down. If you don't comply, they could foreclose on your home.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Is it risky to take on a deck-building project without going thru your HOA? Is it that big of deal?

Does anybody have recommendations for a good contractor that will do a ground-level deck?


As the ex-president of our HOA, I can attest that it is a very big deal building a deck without the permission of the HOA board. Submit the plans to the HOA and if it looks as if the deck 'fits' the community environment, it will likely be permitted. I would certainly have a local person or company with great references do the work. Also, I highly recommend the synthetic wood that has a 20 or 25 years warranty as opposed to regular weather treated wood. It is so much easier to clean, lasts for ever, and looks great without becoming weather or age warped.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Is it risky to take on a deck-building project without going thru your HOA? Is it that big of deal?

Does anybody have recommendations for a good contractor that will do a ground-level deck?
Why would you even try to bypass the HOA??

HOA might be able to offer you some leads on who else had a deck done in your area (so references on contractors from your neighbors).
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Why would you even try to bypass the HOA??

HOA might be able to offer you some leads on who else had a deck done in your area (so references on contractors from your neighbors).

I can think of at least one reason to attempt to bypass the HOA. Ours is still controlled by the developer and builder. I've gone round and round with the builder who will have control of the Architectural Review Committee until the neighborhood reaches 100% completion. Having had friction with the builder, I could see someone trying to be a jerk.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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I can think of at least one reason to attempt to bypass the HOA. Ours is still controlled by the developer and builder. I've gone round and round with the builder who will have control of the Architectural Review Committee until the neighborhood reaches 100% completion. Having had friction with the builder, I could see someone trying to be a jerk.
Yup and it won't get any better when the "homeowners" are running the gulag.
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:39 PM
 
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I was asking mainly because we might want to DIY the deck. Some HOAs are averse to anything done by non-pros even if it is done properly.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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I fully intend to build my own deck this spring. The HOA can kiss my butt if they don't like it. I'll just do it under my company name.

IC, you're probably right.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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I fully intend to build my own deck this spring. The HOA can kiss my butt if they don't like it. I'll just do it under my company name.

IC, you're probably right.

So why did you buy a house in an HOA community?
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:45 AM
 
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I can think of at least one reason to attempt to bypass the HOA. Ours is still controlled by the developer and builder. I've gone round and round with the builder who will have control of the Architectural Review Committee until the neighborhood reaches 100% completion. Having had friction with the builder, I could see someone trying to be a jerk.

You can't bypass the HOA. In your case, the developer and builder have control because they own the majority of lots for which they pay tax. When you get to the point where they don't own the majority of lots they will no longer have the majority of votes and others can be elected for board positions. Until then, it is in the interest of the developer and builder to ensure that the community that they are planning and financing meets their specifications. After that, the majority rules. Any attempt to bypass the HOA will result in liens and fines. So, there really is no reason to bypass the HOA for HOA related matters.
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