Alan Bauman would put solar panels on his Prairie Village home if he could. He’d like to benefit from the savings on his energy bill and have more security when his electric utility suffers power outages. But his homeowners association restricts his and neighbors’ ability to install solar power. Read the article…………………………….
The Paulie’s Penguin Playground Christmas display will not be in someone’s front yard this year, but the long-time holiday tradition will be in Johnson County for one weekend in December. Read the article……………………………
Another example of a growing issue between homeowners’ associations and property owners involving solar panels pops up in a northwest Wichita neighborhood. Similar to a situation this summer in the southwest part of town, an HOA said “no” to a homeowner wanting the panels on his home. This will likely become an even bigger issue […]
The group’s complaint says it paid for the exorbitant cost of natural gas after a February 2021 winter storm. Then it switched providers and is being forced to pay again. Read the article………………………..
An effort by a southwest Wichita couple to tap into renewable energy for their home could result in a lien on their property. For the past year, fines from their homeowners’ association have piled up and leaves the couple without options. Read the article………………………..
A dispute over HOA policies escalated to a group of people cutting out gates at a private lakeside village, according to residents. Read the article………………………..
One person is dead in a fire at a southeast Wichita condo complex. Read the article………………………..
Residents of one Charlotte neighborhood are concerned about their developer-controlled HOA Watch the news report………………………..
Alexa Houston tells KVOE News she has been at Riverview in the 600 block of Valley Drive since late summer 2021 and things “went great” until a bat flew into her apartment a month ago because of some holes in the siding. She says she was assured the issues would be fixed, both in her […]
An Olathe, Kansas couple’s love of America and the Kansas City Chiefs has them facing unknown fines from their HOA. They’ve been told they can’t fly either flag in their backyard. Since the flag flap started the Clarks have learned though Chiefs and other flags are banned by the HOA, American flags are not. Read […]
The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-KS) has called upon Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly to issue an executive order for the removal of the vestigial racist covenants contained in property records across the state. The unenforceable covenants contain insulting, degrading and discriminatory language from a bygone era that are hurtful to […]
There’s a push in Overland Park to change rules surrounding short-term rentals like Airbnb after a deadly shooting. Read the entire article……………………………….
The suit, filed late last month by a couple that lives near the proposed Concord House, claims the city denied them due process by not properly reviewing plans for the Concord House. The city and homeowners’ association argue that federal law precludes them from denying housing to those seeking recovery for addiction. Above, the front […]
A group of homeowners living in Linn County, Kansas say their Homeowners Association is preventing people from accessing their homes. The community, called Tanglewood Lakes is a private community, 60 miles south of Kansas City. It consists of three lakes and an estimated 2,200 property owners. Read the entire article……………………………….
THE KANSAS chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) is calling upon the state’s Democratic Governor, Laura Kelly, to issue an executive order mandating the removal of insulting, degrading and racist language from property records across the state. The organization has taken particular issue with the small eastern Kansas town of Roeland Park, which […]
People in one Johnson County, Kansas neighborhood are opposed to the men moving in down the street. They’re part of a substance abuse rehab program, one that intends to use a home in Overland Park’s Shannon Valley subdivision to bring addicts back to society. Neighbors complain their presence threatens to make their streets dangerous. Read […]
Roeland Park city leaders are searching for ways to remove discriminatory language from property-related documents on homes throughout the city. City Attorney Steve Maurer said initial research done on properties within the city showed racially discriminatory language was found in three types of land related documents: plats, deeds and covenants and restriction agreements created by […]
Sheets of plywood cover the windows and doors on the end unit of a condominium fourplex in a neighborhood just west of the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas. Martha Ward’s condo shares a wall with the vacant unit. Read the entire article……………………………….
Multiple residents in one Johnson County neighborhood are having issues with damage they say is the responsibility of the homeowners association to fix. The debate is not in court. “This is our support beam right here,” said condo owner Rhonda Zella as she shows the rotting beam across her kitchen ceiling. Read the entire article……………………………….
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the Apollo Gardens Homeowners Association in Mission refused to allow a resident to alter the sidewalk outside her townhome to accommodate her walker, then voted to remove the resident from the HOA board. The case will be heard by an administrative law judge. Read the entire […]
In February, FOX4 told you about a controversy in Overland Park over the use of chip seal to pave the city’s streets. The Overland Park City Council approved to move forward with the project, and now 24 home owners associations are banding together to fight it. Read the entire article……………………………….
Times, and plans, change. In regards to a certain tract of land in Derby’s Stone Creek Addition, both brought a potential property ownership change before the Planning Commission at its March 18 meeting. Originally dedicated to the city for use as a public park, Reserve S (northeast of the new elementary school at the corner […]
Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood will not be a hotspot for trick-or-treaters to gather this year. The neighborhood association sent a letter out to residents asking that they turn off their lights on Halloween and not pass out candy. The association said it made a difficult decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article………………………………
The Roeland Park city council on Monday evening approved an amendment to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance that outlaws discriminatroy language from Home Owners Association covenants. Read the article……………………………
The city now has a liaison with Derby’s two dozen-plus homeowners’ associations, or HOAs. Longtime resident and realtor Judy Morris was selected to serve in the newly created, professional part-time position. She started last month and said she’s busy laying the groundwork for making the connection for both parties. Read the article………………………..
When you live in a community with a homeowner’s association, sometimes they can have strict rules that can interfere with the personality you want to add to your home. A woman named Wanetta called Charlotte CBS station WBTV after she says her homeowner’s association yanked out her 10-year-old rose bush. It’s just one case from […]
A satellite dish. A St. Francis statue in the garden. An incorrectly parked car. It started small, but disputes over a Kansas man’s alleged violations of his homeowner association’s rules has led to a complex legal battle that is now the most expensive of its kind. Read the article……………………..
A terrible smell coming from a local creek in West Wichita has neighbors in a bind over solutions. The neighborhood is a little slice of heaven, right in the middle of Wichita…….”Over the years the homeowners association disbanded and the infrastructure they were responsible for maintaining hasn’t been taken care of,” explains Don Henry, Assistant […]
A neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas is working to get drivers to slow down in a new way. At first glance, drivers coming up on a crosswalk in western Wyandotte County might think there’s something in the road and slow down. And that’s the point. Read the article……………
Mission has accepted the Lincolnshire subdivision, which was previously responsible for the maintenance of its own streets, into the city’s public street system. The city had been treating the streets as private, which puts the responsibility of maintenance in the hands of the homeowners association. But last year, Mission staff discovered old documentation indicating the […]
“My big concern is if we had another way to get in and out, so we can make sure we get to important things We can make sure we can get there on time and not miss them,” said Melissa Morrow, who lives in the Blue Lake neighborhood. Homeowner association president, Dale Kelley, says the […]
Scott Wircenske’s eight-year battle with his HOA started with a simple request. The Parkhill Manor Homes Association had just awarded a property management contract to one of its own board members, and the Olathe homeowner wanted to know whether the job had been put out for a bid. “This man had been on the board […]
An Olathe homeowner can keep his landscaping project that his HOA deemed “over the top,” a judge ruled Wednesday in a years-long battle that has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Johnson County District Judge Rhonda K. Mason said the Avignon HOA treated homeowner Jim Hildenbrand unfairly when it denied his […]
A neighborhood in Overland Park is divided after its HOA made plans to pay $40,000 to replace a fence. “I mean, you can see the wood is… you can see it’s old and rotted,” said Doug Sale, who lives in a home that backs up to the fence. Sale has lived in Shannon Valley for […]
89 times a day, trains roll by Nick Renk’s front yard. “If the train’s heavy then the windows will shake a little bit,” Renk said. “It’s just a loud, loud horn.” For years, 73rd and Martindale in Shawnee has dealt with the nearly constant noise. When Renk moved into his home five years ago, he […]
Just when my wife was in desperate need of a hospital emergency room, a huge red oak fell and blocked our driveway. Less than 30 minutes later, three neighbors showed up with two chain saws. In 15 minutes they cleared the blockage. I took my wife to the hospital. Our home association didn’t send those […]
Their house isn’t a home. In fact, homeowner Aimee Patton says the condo she shares with her 11-year-old daughter, Amelia, is making the two of them very sick. The Pattons say it’s a mold outbreak at the vacant condominium next door that’s caused their illnesses. You can’t stay inside their condo, which sits near Nall […]
Troy Tabor, a member of the Crescent Lakes homeowner’s association said the neighborhood has had issues with blue-green algae before, but that is not the case with this latest algae bloom. “We do not have blue-green algae,” Tabor said. “We have before, but that was taken care of right away. But that’s not what this […]
A battle is waging in the front yard of a home in one east Wichita neighborhood. At the center of it? Dan and Alice Smith’s outdoor lamp. They say the 12-foot-tall cast iron light is a vintage, high quality piece that Dan Smith restored himself. But their homeowner’s association is calling it a “commercial-sized, mock-antique […]
The four-bedroom, reverse one-and-a-half story house in Olathe seemed like the perfect setup for Stuart and Marsha Holland. Marsha’s father had just undergone his fourth cancer surgery, and the couple decided it was time to move her parents from Florida to Kansas so they could more closely monitor their care. “They could live on the […]
Bill Lusk, who owns the land that was re-zoned for the apartments, was asked to submit control over the HOA to the homeowners themselves, forgiving an estimated $1.5 million of debt accrued by the HOA mostly due to development costs. Read the article………..