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Old 07-24-2015, 02:08 PM
 
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The subdivision I live in had a set of rules about many things including prohibiting people from storing their recreational vehicles (campers, trailers) in their yards. A neighbor of mine told me about it when I parked my jeep in my yard near her house. So i moved the jeep to the driveway or in the garage. But I did not feel my jeep met the definition when I read the rules. I found a copy of the covenants for the neighborhood in a cabinet later on.

We currently have two home owners who have trailers parked in their driveway either once in awhile (owner 1) or all the time (owner 2). One trailer looks like it was worn out and worthless when they bought it and the owners proceeded to make it even uglier by trying to restore it. Now it sits in their driveway with a tarp over it and it doesn't really fit in our neighborhood which it otherwise pretty nice.

Since our neighborhood seems to have no active HOA, are the rules still in effect? If so, how can they be enforced? Any advice? I have a feeling these folks were just like me and didn't have a copy of the rules. I'm not one to sue somebody over something like this, but to be honest I would prefer they garage their little project and hide it from the rest of us.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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In my old neighborhood in another state we had an active HOA. When the situation you are describing occured the HOA sent them a letter stating they were in violation of the CCR's, sometimes stating exact Article #, etc. We then gave them a time limit to have it moved, about 2 weeks. The letter seemed to do the trick. Do you have ANY HOA with officers/board members?
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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In my old neighborhood in another state we had an active HOA. When the situation you are describing occured the HOA sent them a letter stating they were in violation of the CCR's, sometimes stating exact Article #, etc. We then gave them a time limit to have it moved, about 2 weeks. The letter seemed to do the trick. Do you have ANY HOA with officers/board members?
I'll ask around. I think one of the neighbors said another neighbor was the chairman or person to ask, but I seem to recall that he denied having any such responsibility or power in a casual conversation with him once.

I'll ask around some more. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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Do you pay yearly dues to anyone?
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:44 PM
 
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Do you pay yearly dues to anyone?
No.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It may be worth a try to send a generic letter to the resident with a copy of the stated rules you have in your possession. It's possible they are not aware of it. You don't need to sign your name. You can just sign "Your subdivision name HOA Association. It's worth a try.
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Old 07-24-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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You may be out of luck. We live in a development with HOA rules and we pay a yearly fee, however, I have seen MANY infractions in our area with no enforcement at all.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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I was afraid of that, Sunny50. Oh well, live and let live.

I may send a letter just to let them know about the rule. They moved in a year or so ago and likely don't have the covenant rules. The house they live in has changed hands a lot in the past 10 years.

Thank you for the replies!
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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In some neighborhoods without an active HOA, like the one I used to live in, the covenants run out after a number of years. However in others they "run with the land", and never expire. Finding someone to enforce them, however, is another story.
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Old 07-25-2015, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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Yeah no active HOA, I'd give ya the finger and tell ya to have a nice day! Lol
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