Smoke alarm in currently vacant home going off for nearly 48 hours (not just chirping). Owner lives overseas; rents property. FIre & Sheriff's Depts couldn't enter bcoz no emergency (smoke/fire).
Only HOA management had owner's contact info. Notified owner but clarified it wasn't an HOA issue.
CC&Rs contain queit enjoyment/nuisance prevention clauses. Alarm sound could be heard on the whole street/in homes.
HOA management said: "the HOA is responsible for common area only – EVEN IF AN OWNER GAVE US PERMISSION, legally we cannot enter their units without calling them to a hearing first."
What's the legal basis (if any) for their treating the noise disturbance as not an HOA issue & contending that even with owner consent, that they cannot 'legally' enter without hearing.