Jul. 16, 2012
If you live in a neighborhood governed by a homeowners association (HOA) there are a few recent legislative changes you should know about.
One of the biggest changes to the law is that in order for an HOA to enforce any bylaw or rule against an owner, those governing documents must be recorded with the county. If they are not recorded with the county, the HOA rules cannot be enforced against an owner.
Additionally, an HOA can no longer wholly prevent a homeowner from doing the following:
While property owners now enjoy these rights, homeowners associations do have discretion to place certain requirements on the size and aesthetics of these items.