My friend is renting a room in a house in a gated community. The owner of the house is being pressured by the new HOA to sell. This the only house that can rent due to being grandfathered in. The new HOA has been formed by family/friends and has been removing those that are not/overly selective of potential home owners. His dog got out in the midst of dealing with the other pets and he finds that it was involved in rough play/possibly attacked by a smaller breed. One not on a leash. The dog's owner (the main one pressuring the owner to sell) has filed a complaint with the HOA that his dog attacked and injured the smaller breed. His dog has never been aggressive. He has been informed by late night email from the HOA that his dog is being evicted and that he has so many days to vacate the dog along with a deadline that contradicts it. On top of this, he has caught this person sneaking into the backyard and looking around in the days before the incident.
What can he do?
It would seem a close reading of the by-laws, rules and regulations is required. The HOA may not have the right to evict the tenant. A consultation with an attorney would probably be helpful.
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