North Memphis community plagued with blight is asking the city for answers (TN)

Homeowners just north of Memphis’ Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood are pleading for help after multiple calls to the city about an abandoned apartment community right in their backyard.  Denise Cavett is the President of the Hubert Homeowner’s Association. She said she has lived there for 46 years and what was once a peaceful apartment community that sat […]

Renegade blaze destroys condos, acreage (TN)

Chris Cox, assistant Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency, said Wednesday night the fire would continue to burn for several days within the contained area.  No injuries were reported, but the Chronicle learned at least one family lost their year-round home when their condo was destroyed in the blaze. The fire consumed two buildings the housed […]

Sevier County Airbnb listing taken down after neighborhood action

People who live in a residential neighborhood in Sevier County were alarmed when one of the homes in their community was listed as a short-term rental. It didn’t take long to nip the issue in the bud, for those living in the relatively new subdivision.    Read the article…………………………..

Tennessee town’s Airbnb legal drama drags on as new board members continue suing neighbors

Yard signs welcoming or not welcoming vacationers to Lone Mountain Shores have come down, but residents say the sharp divide over short-term vacation rentals is very much alive in the Norris Lake development, where newly and narrowly elected board members will continue to pursue an inherited contentious court case against neighbors.    Read the article………………………………….

Multiple families displaced after several Antioch condos damaged in fire (TN)

Multiple families were displaced after a fire that began in two garages spread and damaged multiple condos near Priest Lake on Tuesday, according to the Nashville Fire Department.  Officials said heavy fire began in two garages before spreading into one of the condos, that’s when a second alarm was called to the scene.   Read the […]

County bill aims to alleviate HOA burden (TN)

The Coffee County government is currently seeking to reintroduce to the state for approval, a resolution that will limit it’s liability in homeowner association fees on unused property in the county.  Read the article………………………………….

County bill aims to alleviate HOA burden (TN)

The Coffee County government is currently seeking to reintroduce to the state for approval a resolution that if approved, would limit it’s liability in homeowner association fees on unused property in the county.   Read the article…………………………………

Getting to the ‘root’ of the problem (TN)

Some “beautiful” oak trees in Smithfield subdivision have caused consternation for the Town, as the trees are damaging the road and sidewalks.  However, Town leaders and Smithfield residents have settled on a solution: Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an agreement and restrictive covenant with Smithfield Homeowners Association regarding public infrastructure repairs during the […]

Condo Drama, Financial Woes Dog D19 Candidate Jonathan Turner (TN)

The Bennie Dillon condominium association was headed toward financial ruin. In early 2021, a handful of residents determined that the board president, Jonathan Turner, a longtime resident at the historic skyscraper across from the Nashville Public Library downtown, had to be stopped — residents say the deficit spending was unsustainable and his board initiatives were […]

City promises to work on sinking, slimy road for desperate neighbors (TN)

ity officials have promised to work on an ongoing issue involving flooding in a Southwest Memphis neighborhood after frustrated neighbors called the WREG Problem Solvers.  Candy Banks said she was tired of seeing puddles on her street when it wasn’t raining.   Read the article………………………..

Tennessee Reserve Study Legislation

A new legislative bill, SB 0863, has been introduced that would require all board members of a unit owners’ association within the state of Tennessee to conduct a reserve study on or before January 1, 2024, if they have not had one performed since January 1, 2023.   Read the article………………………..

Tennessee Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments For February Docket In Nashville

(See 2nd case) In this case, a homeowners’ association (“HOA”) and the owner of property within a development dispute the scope and applicability of certain restrictive covenants. In 2015, Dr. Pratik Pandharipande purchased a home and leased it as a short-term rental property.  Read the article………………………..

East Nashville homeowners go nearly two weeks without mail (TN)

Michelle Webster with the areas homeowner’s association said the delivery issues began when they replaced the old central mailbox on Alandee Street with a new one.  Giving the local office the requested 72-hour notice and a master key, but post office officials tell them they struggled to get that key.    Read the article………………………..

‘Shady business’: Man blames HOA for towed truck (TN)

A La Vergne resident came home from a three-day trip to discover his truck missing, only to find out later it had been towed for a flat tire.  Greenway Trail Cottages Eli Steele got back from a weekend trip to Miami on Tuesday to make the shocking discovery.   Read the article………………………..

Families displaced after East Memphis condo fire (TN)

A large fire ripped through multiple condos in East Memphis, displacing several families.  Memphis Fire Department responded to a fire at the Whispering Oaks condominiums on the 1700 block of Kirby Sunday.   Read the article………………………..

Home repairs get a woman in trouble with her HOA (TN)

A Nashville woman paid thousands of dollars for a home repair, and she said after it was supposedly completed, the work landed her in hot water with her Homeowners Association.   Read the article………………………..

Geese removed from Cordova community, residents concerned (TN)

Some people in Cordova are fearing the worst after dozens upon dozens of Canadian geese were removed from their community.  Millie Tyler spent time with a beloved goose named Baby and the dozens of other geese and goslings along a lake in the Riverwood subdivision where she lives    Read the article………………………..

Four families displaced in condo fire in Germantown (TN)

Battling the blistering heat while fighting a two-alarm fire.  Firefighters from three different departments responded to a blaze at the Park Place condominiums on Park Trail Drive near Farmington in Germantown on June 20.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Hunter’s Lake neighbors cry foul over geese removal proposal (TN)

When Hunter’s Lake homeowner Susan Carson saw the agenda item for the homeowner’s association March 22, the bird lover knew she didn’t want to miss the meeting.  Along with mundane items like dog waste bin installation and “Darlene Francis’ Customary Spring Cleaning,” the new business agenda included “Consideration of Additional Goose Deterrence.”    Read the entire […]

Fire damages west Nashville condominiums (TN)

Nine families were displaced after a fire at a condominium complex on Basswood Avenue in west Nashville early Sunday morning.  One resident was rescued by first responders from Building R and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Building R, which contains 10 units, was evacuated and no other injuries were reported.   Read […]

HOA, veteran-led group dispute over neighborhood memorial improvements (TN)

A veterans memorial in Hendersonville’s Durham Farms neighborhood has created a dispute between a group of veterans and the homeowner’s association.  The memorial is called the Veterans Walk, which is located at the entrance of the neighborhood.  In June, the group decided to raise money to improve the memorial’s lighting.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Collierville neighborhood concerned about TN license plate issues (TN)

Residents in the Estanaula Trails community of Collierville are worried cameras they bought to fight crime are now ineffective.  Those cameras, like others used by Bartlett Police, Germantown Police and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, are having trouble reading the state’s new license plates, particularly at night.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Home sweet home? Cordova homeowner battles HOA over violations (TN)

Run-ins with the HOA can turn homeownership into a nightmare. Homeowners associations are designed to benefit the community, but sometimes they pit property owners aga inst the HOA. Gerald Jenkins is proud of his Cordova home he has lived in since 2016, making sure he keeps it in shape from the curb to the door.  […]

Grandmother, granddaughter sentenced in theft of more than $120K from HOAs (TN)

A Williamson County grandmother and granddaughter were recently convicted of crimes related to the theft of more than $120,500 dollars from three homeowners associations.  The pair also faced charges in relation to a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign started under the guise of paying for cancer treatments.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Property Insurance for Attached Residential Communities (TX)

In traditional single family residential communities, each homeowner is responsible for selecting an insurance agent and obtaining their own property insurance. In the event that a homeowner’s residence suffers a casualty, the homeowner will look to its property insurance provider for reconstruction proceeds and other residences within the community are unlikely to be impacted. However, […]

Erosion threatens homes in The Villages of Brentwood

The historic flash flooding that occurred March 27 and 28 of this year made an already perilous situation in The Villages of Brentwood neighborhood even more challenging.  Multiple homes along Village Way saw much of their backyards tumbling into the creek below.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Homeowners board recognized by court (TN)

A group of homeowners on Renegade Mountain has been declared the legitimate board of directors for the community following nearly a decade of legal wrangling and property disputes.  A meeting of the membership is to be held before Sept. 30, 2021, with back dues and current dues to be assessed and records updated.    Read the […]

Nashville condo complex still without power after flooding (TN)

The March rain left homes flooded with water, and although Middle Tennessee has since dried up, some families are still without power over a week later.  The Harding Place Condominium was one of many communities hit hard by the storm. The night it hit, water started filling into homes.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Dispute erupts in upscale Ooltewah neighborhood as golf course owner seeks to create more home lots (TN)

A dispute at an upscale Hamilton County neighborhood has emerged over efforts by its golf course owner to see more houses built near The Ooltewah Club.  Course owner Rick Stern wants approval from county planners to create 10 additional home lots inside the Hampton Creek gated community off Snow Hill Road.    Read the article……………………………………

NFD: 1 killed in condominium fire in Hermitage (TN)

One person died in a fire at a condominium complex in Hermitage, according to Nashville Fire Department officials.  It happened Saturday morning around 1 a.m. at the Fox Run Condominiums.     Read the article……………………………………..