California HOA membership--optional?

Asked over 2 years ago - Riverside, CA

I am in a dispute with my HOA. There is a long -term trespassing dispute where they have installed equipment on my property outside of an easement. I sent them a bill, which has been ignored. To retaliate, they have voted to remove me from the membership completely. Can they do this? The last version of CCRs that I have says only that they can restrict one's right to vote. They seem to change rules and regulations willy nilly to suit their whim or to avoid dealing with issues.

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  1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . No, if the real property is subject to recorded CC&Rs, membership in the HOA is not optional.

    It appears you need an attorney to review, analyze and explain the CC&Rs to you to ascertain your rights and remedies.

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more

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