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Old 06-15-2013, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Suncc49 View Post
HOA's often provide services...
Perhaps you mean "HOAs" rather than "HOA's"
What about townhome buildings metered together?
What about them? Surely that is not an excuse to rationalize perpetual liens that can never be paid off and all the nastiness that comes with an HOA? The HOA just adds an unnecessary administrative overhead expense and an opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to get into your bank account. Put meters on individual townhomes and you solved that problem. The HOA is not a utility and has no business interfering in the customer/utility relationship.
What about exterior structure/roof/gutter maintenance? What about landscaping?
You will find that the HOA is often provided with authority without obligation.
Nonetheless, who does the exterior structure/roof/gutter belong to? If you are in a townhome situation ownership of such things is not typically on an indivisible prorata basis but rather specific to individual homeowners. The individual homeowners can take care of that. The HOAs do not stop at maintenance but rather try to be in the business of private police, private courts, etc. You did say HOA and not condo.

In any event, none of these are applicable with the WPOA. The involuntary members of the WPOA have standalone homes and lots, individually owned.

Old 06-16-2013, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by lvoc View Post
And those lots leaving WPOA are not in another Association? And there still what looks like something more than 100 homes in WPOA? And yet they can't get 25 members to attend a general membership meeting? So they don't have an apathy problem?


There are variations where the building is owned by the resident and maintenance, paint, exterior, roofs and landscaping is maintained by the Association.

And there are variations where three units share a roof but the association is not responsible for roof maintenance. In fact the responsibility is not clear. The Association however controls colors and sets the requirements for painting and other maintenance.
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