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Old 05-01-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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Sterlinggirl, it`s not about trying to tell somebody what they can`t do. It`s about showing common courtsey to your neighbors. Something that I try to give to my neighbors.I guess you missed that one.
There's nothing courteous about it. You're trying to use the HOA to force your neighbor to do without something he likes (without compensation) so that you will have free access to something you like.

If you don't have those rights, the courteous thing to do is follow CAVA's advice to buy them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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So in your mind it`s all about what my neighbor wants but nobody else around him....
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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So in your mind it`s all about what my neighbor wants but nobody else around him....
If there is not protected right that he is violating, why should he give up his rights for someone's benefit without being compensated for it? It the community good overrides the individual, then the community should pay the costs instead of the individual.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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So in your mind it`s all about what my neighbor wants but nobody else around him....
Its called private property, one of the founding principles of this country. Unless he signed a contract promising to never plant trees, you have no right to tell him what to do.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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Like I said ,it`s about being a good neighbor to those around you. Being that some of you all having the same thinking here is what makes me see that being considerate of others doesn`t top your list. That`s why we have so many problems in todays society. It`s a "all about me attitude."
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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I'll play devil's advocate here.

It's not about being a "good neighbor;" it's about the other doing what is good for YOU!

Perhaps this neighbor is planting trees because he can't stand the color of your house (or design or your cars or you always peering his way or whatever) and rather than ask you to change he is dealing with it on his own LOL!

Or perhaps you should be considerate of his right to have trees. Consideration is a 2-way street.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Way Out West...
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Most, if not all planned subdivisions, have provisions in place for such issues. They are called CC&R's. If the HOA does not provide in it's CC&R's for the specific issue of the OP, then legal recourse may not be an option.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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That's why, ideally, it's always a god idea to make sure 'the view' is completely on/in your OWN property before buying (..Doh!) where NO ONE can do anything to interfere with it. Good 'views' (esp. those outside your property) are rarely guaranteed (like pretty much everything in life). Good suggestions here, I know it sucks.. but I wouldn't go suing anyone for this....that seems ridiculous. Good luck though.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Like I said ,it`s about being a good neighbor to those around you. Being that some of you all having the same thinking here is what makes me see that being considerate of others doesn`t top your list. That`s why we have so many problems in todays society. It`s a "all about me attitude."
I'm a little confused - isn't wanting HIM to not plant trees that would block YOUR view also a me attitude?
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Sequim, WA
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Most, if not all planned subdivisions, have provisions in place for such issues. They are called CC&R's. If the HOA does not provide in it's CC&R's for the specific issue of the OP, then legal recourse may not be an option.
This is exactly what is missing from cl723's post. Does the subdivision have CC&Rs? Most do. Unless the CC&Rs specifically state one cannot plant trees that blocks someone's view...or that one cannot have trees over a certain height, it sounds like cl723 doesn't have a leg to stand on. That should be a consideration when you buy a place with a view. That is...do the covenants allow someone to plant trees that are going to block the view I'm buying this place for? If so...you need to take that into consideration and buy that place only if you're willing to risk losing your view.

Some people want a great view. Some people like lots of trees. That doesn't make either one (necessarily) a jerk.
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