I live on a street that apparently has an HOA, the houses at the font of the street have been there for 10+ years. The newer houses at the back of the street were just built in the last 5 years until now. There has been no dues takin or enforcement in the last 10 years, now all of a sudden this list of restrictions and HOA rules come about and I do not want to belong in an HOA. In the papers it say all lots must be occupied before this goes into affect, and there are 8+ lots not built on, yet they are going to try and start enforcing HOA laws that I and plenty of others on the street do not want to be a part of. What can we do?
You need to hire an attorney, who can review the laws regarding homeowners associations in your state. The attorney will also need to review the documents that have been recorded against your property, which create the homeowners association and the covenants, conditions & restrictions. All of the information relevant to what has been going on in the neighborhood will be important to your attorney's research and analysis in order to answer your question. Usually, the documents creating a homeowners association also describe the method for dissolving the association.
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