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/ Owner - July 2, 2012
  • Battle over proposed gates in Chickasaw Gardens divides city council (TN) December 20, 2023
    The great gate debate over the plan to block two public streets leading into Chickasaw Gardens to create a safer neighborhood created division among council members Tuesday.  Read the article………………………….
  • Renegade blaze destroys condos, acreage (TN) November 17, 2023
    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 12 condo units.   Read the article………………………………
  • Sevier County Airbnb listing taken down after neighborhood action November 8, 2023
    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 October 31, 2023
    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) October 25, 2023
    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 article……………………………
  • County bill aims to alleviate HOA burden (TN) October 17, 2023
    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………………………………….
  • Man warns others after surprise HOA fees revealed while selling Knoxville home (TN) October 11, 2023
    An East Tennessee man was surprised with Homeowner’s Association fees that were part of the closing costs on his home in Knoxville. Another thing that caught his attention was the HOA fees that the buyer of his home had to pay.    Read the article…………………………….
  • County bill aims to alleviate HOA burden (TN) October 10, 2023
    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…………………………………
  • As HOAs and homeowners spar over Airbnb rules, Tennessee Supreme Court will weigh in September 27, 2023
    One Tennessee homeowner has taken a short-term vacation rental dispute with his homeowners association to the state’s highest court in the first Tennessee Supreme Court case specific to short-term rentals in the age of Airbnb and Vrbo.   Read the article…………………………….
  • A year after being destroyed by a fire, Tellico Village looks to rebuild Tanasi Golf Clubhouse (TN) August 27, 2023
    Sunday will mark one year since a fire destroyed Tellico Village’s Tanasi Golf Clubhouse in Loudon County.  On the Saturday afternoon of Aug. 27, 2022, a fire broke out in the kitchen of the Tanasi Golf Clubhouse. The fire quickly spread and engulfed the entire building, reducing it to ash and smoldering ruins.   Read the article………………………..
  • Chickasaw Gardens HOA looking to gate two public entrances (TN) August 17, 2023
    What would you do to try to keep your neighborhood safe?  For people who live in Chickasaw Gardens, the Homeowners Association thinks it could be gating off some of the public entrances.   Read the article………………………..
  • A Tennessee town is split over Airbnb legal fight. 5 things to know and what’s next August 12, 2023
    A legal fight on a mountaintop in Tennessee has divided neighbors over the question of whether vacation rentals like Airbnb should be allowed in their residential community.  Read the article………………………..
  • Airbnb dispute in Tennessee mountain town turns nasty as neighbors head to court (TN) August 10, 2023
    A feverish fight over short-term rentals in the neighborhood, which was established on Norris Lake in 1998 and now includes around 165 homes, has landed in court and split the community in two.   Read the article………………………..
  • Getting to the ‘root’ of the problem (TN) August 3, 2023
    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 Board’s meeting Thursday, July 27.   Read the article………………………..
  • Condo Drama, Financial Woes Dog D19 Candidate Jonathan Turner (TN) June 22, 2023
    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 expensive, petty and personal.Read the article………………………..
  • City promises to work on sinking, slimy road for desperate neighbors (TN) June 6, 2023
    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………………………..
  • Green Hills condo complex dreads planned power outage in 90 degree weather (TN) June 3, 2023
    A Green Hills condominium complex is bracing for a planned power outage on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far.  Four Seasons Condominiums on Hillsboro Pike will be out of power as Nashville Electric Service (NES) crews replace two power poles Saturday. The NES website shows the planned outage extending from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Read the article………………………..
  • Over 60 families displaced in South Nashville community after pipe burst (TN) April 25, 2023
    People who live in almost 70 condos and townhomes off Nolensville Pike are displaced. It’s been that way since Christmas Day and families still don’t know when they will return.   Read the article………………………..
  • Tennessee Reserve Study Legislation March 23, 2023
    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………………………..
  • ‘Violated, bullied’: HOA makes disabled Mt. Juliet couple remove wheelchair ramp (TN) March 3, 2023
    A disabled couple told News 2 they feel trapped in their home after they say their homeowner’s association made them take down their wheelchair ramp.  It’s a situation that has residents in the Mt. Juliet Cedar Creek Commons neighborhood outraged.   Read the article………………………..
  • Tennessee Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments For February Docket In Nashville February 22, 2023
    (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) February 15, 2023
    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………………………..
  • How Lebanon will protect Five Oaks golf course after Windtree, Hunters Point redevelopments (TN) December 14, 2022
    Residents of a Lebanon neighborhood built as a golf course community want to keep it that way and have secured a zoning change through the city to do it.   Five Oaks in Lebanon has more than 500 single-family, townhomes and apartment units that include a private 18-hole golf course, pool, tennis courts and 21,000-square-foot clubhouse with a restaurant.   Read the article………………………..
  • ‘Shady business’: Man blames HOA for towed truck (TN) December 8, 2022
    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………………………..
  • Residents evacuated during fire at condominiums Tuesday night in Chattanooga (TN) November 2, 2022
    Residents were evacuated from their condominiums during a fire Tuesday night, the Chattanooga Fire Department says.  CFD says crews responded to a fire at Signal View Condos on Mountain Creek Road:   Read the article………………………..
  • Cordova HOA bands together to change its charter, ban future home sales or purchases by investors (TN) October 7, 2022
    LaGrange Commons neighbors said a small number of rental properties owned by investors became increasingly problematic in the past year.  Read the article………………………..
  • Families displaced after East Memphis condo fire (TN) October 3, 2022
    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) September 6, 2022
    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………………………..
  • Wildlife Services euthanizes 120 Canada Geese after Cordova subdivision complaints (TN) August 2, 2022
    U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services euthanized 120 Canada geese over the past two months at a Cordova subdivision, citing this year’s outbreak of avian influenza.   Read the article………………………..
  • Geese removed from Cordova community, residents concerned (TN) July 19, 2022
    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………………………..
  • Woman struggles to reach HOA after dealing with leaky roof for 8 months (TN) July 15, 2022
    A woman in Nashville said when it rains, it pours inside her home.  She said it has gone on for eight months and that her homeowner’s association hasn’t been communicating when the issue will be fixed.   Read the article………………………………
  • How a Shelby County HOA president hopes to stop future rentals & investors, help homebuyers (TN) June 24, 2022
    The push by a Cordova HOA to change its charter comes as Shelby County Assessor reiterates his call to change zoning laws & limit investors buying homes.  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Four families displaced in condo fire in Germantown (TN) June 22, 2022
    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……………………………….
  • Neighborhood board reverses decision to roundup, kill geese after homeowners speak out (TN) June 11, 2022
    After outraged residents of the Hunter’s Lake neighborhood spoke out against their homeowner’s association board voting to remove and exterminate its goose population, they feel their voices have been heard.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Memphis area homeowner associations fight back against outside investors buying up family homes (TN) June 3, 2022
    An HOA in Cordova recently approved an amendment banning rental properties and requiring homeowners live on property permanently.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Hunter’s Lake neighbors cry foul over geese removal proposal (TN) April 22, 2022
    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 article……………………………….
  • Fire damages west Nashville condominiums (TN) April 18, 2022
    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 the entire article……………………………….
  • HOA, veteran-led group dispute over neighborhood memorial improvements (TN) April 8, 2022
    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) February 23, 2022
    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……………………………….
  • Sewage overflow problem behind West End condo complex will take years to fix (TN) February 18, 2022
    eople who live in one West End neighborhood report sewage overflows whenever it rains too much.  A manhole behind a condo complex on Long Boulevard regularly overflows with stormwater and raw sewage. Metro is aware of the issue, but the fix will take years.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • DeKalb Fire Department Johnson’s Chapel Station Gets $500 Donation from Mountain Harbour POA (TN) January 1, 2022
    Mountain Harbour Property Owners Association has donated $500 to the DeKalb County Fire Department’s Johnson’s Chapel Station.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Home sweet home? Cordova homeowner battles HOA over violations (TN) September 11, 2021
    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.        Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Grandmother, granddaughter sentenced in theft of more than $120K from HOAs (TN) August 20, 2021
    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) August 11, 2021
    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, in attached residential communities, if one homeowner’s residence suffers a casualty, other residences within the community are likely to be impacted.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Erosion threatens homes in The Villages of Brentwood July 13, 2021
    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) April 26, 2021
    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 entire article……………………………….
  • Nashville condo complex still without power after flooding (TN) April 8, 2021
    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) February 26, 2021
    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) January 30, 2021
    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……………………………………..
  • High-tech cameras used to fight neighborhood crime (TN) January 10, 2021
    Bellevue HOA say license plate readers are the newest technology for area neighborhood watch groups.  In the Poplar Creek Estates neighborhood in Bellevue, your license plate is guaranteed to be caught on camera.   Read the article………………………………..
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