Resident Rights: Knowing Them, Upholding Them

To paraphrase the Declaration of Independence, all men and women are created equal with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That may not be the case if you live in a condominium, co-op, or HOA, however. Unlike a private home, living in a ‘common interest community’ represents a commitment to cooperative living—and along with that commitment come rules and regulations that just don’t come up in a single-family setting. For example, if you own a free-standing, detached house and have a disagreement with a landscaper, you can feel free to place a large sign on your front lawn that warns your neighbors not to do business with him or her. But that won’t fly in an HOA.   Read the article…………..

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