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Old 02-27-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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We have to deal with some rain water drainage and may need to install a catch basin in our property that is outside the fence and therefore, exposed. Would we need the approval of the HOA in a scenario like this?

Also, the issue we have has to do with water flowing into our yards from our neighbor's down spouts (and sump pump drainage). The HOA refused to involve themselves as this has to do with the grade of the homes and asked me to contact the builder. That didn't help either as everyone tries to pass the buck.

What are my options (short of pleading with my neighbor to extend the downspout so it takes the water to the outside of the properties (into common area, perhaps))? I doubt my neighbor would spend a few hundred dollars for an issue that we have (despite the fact that it is THEIR water that is causing this).
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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We have to deal with some rain water drainage and may need to install a catch basin in our property that is outside the fence and therefore, exposed. Would we need the approval of the HOA in a scenario like this?

Also, the issue we have has to do with water flowing into our yards from our neighbor's down spouts (and sump pump drainage). The HOA refused to involve themselves as this has to do with the grade of the homes and asked me to contact the builder. That didn't help either as everyone tries to pass the buck.

What are my options (short of pleading with my neighbor to extend the downspout so it takes the water to the outside of the properties (into common area, perhaps))? I doubt my neighbor would spend a few hundred dollars for an issue that we have (despite the fact that it is THEIR water that is causing this).
Why don't you just offer to pay to extend your neighbor's downspout?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Why don't you just offer to pay to extend your neighbor's downspout?
Trust me, that is most certainly on the cards but I would rather not do that as my first option (hope to avoid that expense if I can).
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