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Old 07-21-2010, 03:58 PM
Location: FL
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Originally Posted by D.GRAVES View Post
can you tell me why you are looking out your window at 11 at nite to see what this Rider is doing
Whaaaa? You can't look out your windows now? So not only does he have to listen to the noise and worry about the potential fire / explosion hazard of his neighbor; now he doesn't even have the right to monitor who comes and goes in his own neighborhood?

Hell, why have windows if you can't look outside?
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:16 PM
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:34 PM
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Very Nice
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:45 PM
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Why would he even have to look out his window? At that time of night most people are sleeping.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:10 PM
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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Originally Posted by MeInDenudinFL View Post
Agree. But the OP is saying "...he rides on the back lawn and into the house. Sometimes this happens at 11 at night.." If he is riding all the way to the leaving room, that would annoy me too. Having said that it is important to be tolerant to some extent. I tolerated my neighbor's wild music in the middle of the night and well into the morning sometimes.
Wow, just like D-Day in "Animal House", eh?
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:53 PM
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I'm not aware of any particular law or ordinance that makes it illegal to store a motorcycle inside of a residence. There may be fire codes preventing a motorcycle from being kept inside of an apartment building or multi-family dwelling (like codes that prohibit keeping a grill on the balcony of an apartment complex), however buildings don't usually fall under such codes unless they have more than three attached residential units. To be sure though, contact the fire department and speak with the fire marshal.

I can say with 100% certainty that there is no law against riding a motorcycle through the back yard. That is something that the HOA is going to have to deal with.

I also understand why he wants to keep the motorcycle inside. They are extremely easy to steal, as someone just needs to put it on a trailer and drive away.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:16 AM
Location: West Palm Beach
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Default Can an HOA tell me what I can have in my backyard?

I am a renter of a condo and the HOA is giving me a hard time about my motorcycle being parked in my fenced in back yard. Its a 6ft wooded privacy fence so its not like it can be seen unless the HOA looks over my fence. Now my question is this.....can they tell me what I can have in my back yard? the Rules state that I can only have two motorized vehicals parked on condo property...of which i was inturperting as the common areas and the parking lot? If I am responsible for cutting the grass and taking care of the back yard how can they tell me that I cant park a motocycle in my yard (out of site)? I could see it if it were loud or an eye sore but you cant see it? I forgot to say that my LandLord knows about the motorcycle and I have his permission to have the motorcycle parked in the yard.

If anyone has some insight for me as a Renter pls let me know.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:44 AM
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Which of three things is the problem- that he rides on the back lawn or that he keeps the motor cycle in the house or that he comes in at 11 PM? All three?

Would you be any less annoyed if pulled up on the front lawn at 11PM and took the bike into the house ?

Basically he can come and go any hour of the day or night he chooses. No law against that. Unfortunately since motorcycle pipes can be a bit loud ( or a lot loud) you're going to hear him. That's just something you have to put up with when you live in attached housing. You give up a certain amount of privacy.

As for keeping it inside, that may be a fire code violation. Its why garages have fire doors to the inside of a residence. Check with fire marshal on that.

Is there anything in your HOA paperwork ( read it carefully ) that restricts motorcycles in any way or the keeping of mechanized vehicles on the interior of a unit. Anything that says anything about driving a mechanized vehicle on the rear lawns ?

If there is, then it is the legal responsibility of the HOA association to do something. If there isn't then I think your only legal recourse is the fire marshal. There is nothing there that is a police matter.

Always important to not pick a battle unless you have a chance of wining.
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