Florida Homeowner's Association Sues Resident For Critical Blog Comments, Seeks Identity Of Other Commenters

from the but-of-course dept

I'm not sure what it is about "Homeowners Associations" (HOAs), but I can't recall ever coming across one which didn't involve all sorts of acrimony. A few years back, I lived in a house that was a part of a (mandatory) HOA. I was renting, so I didn't really care or pay much attention to any details. And then, one day I found a bright yellow document sitting on my front step, which had a long and rambling letter from a neighbor who apparently was challenging the HOA on something and the fight had escalated. He had placed the letter on the front steps of every single house in our neighborhood. While I don't even recall what the argument itself was about, I do recall him explicitly asking that the police be present at the next HOA meeting, and the phrase: "I fear my life will be taken; I fear my wife will become a widow; if this situation is not brought under control." The whole thing seemed so bizarre to me -- who would ever take an HOA so seriously? -- that I remember telling people about that phrase, and it's stuck with me.

And the thing is, every time I ever hear anything about HOAs, it always seems to involve some similar crazy story. A few months back, we wrote about an HOA president in Indiana going ballistic with bogus legal threats towards pretty much anyone who criticized him. And now, here's a story out of Naples, Florida, where an HOA for "Fiddler's Creek" is using homeowners' fees to sue one of their own homeowners, a resident named James Schutt, because he made some comments the HOA board members don't like on a blog about the community.

You can see the actual comments in the original lawsuit. I read them over and my first reaction was "they're suing over that?!" Basically, it sounds like a typical HOA fight. Schutt isn't thrilled with how the HOA is being run, and he accuses them of failing their fiduciary responsibility, and he feels that some of the things the HOA pays for -- such as management -- are excessive and possibly corrupt. You see these kinds of things all the time. Even if they're not exactly true, they're standard rhetorical hyperbole that happens online. Get over it and move on. Instead, the HOA sued.

It seems pretty clear that this is a SLAPP lawsuit, designed to shut up Schutt and potentially other critics. Schutt is being defended by Marc Randazza (a name many of you will hopefully recognize) who let us know that the HOA is seeking to depose the blogger and are trying to "out" other anonymous commenters on the blog (to clarify, Schutt is not the blog owner, but was merely a commenter). The fact that the HOA is now trying to out other anonymous commenters certainly adds weight to the idea that this is a SLAPP suit designed to shut up critics. The blogger is pushing back but the anonymous commenters themselves might want to find some legal representation to protect their own rights as well, and to make sure that their identities aren't disclosed due to baseless threats that seem designed solely to create a chilling effect on critics of the HOA.

Did I mention that I no longer live anywhere near an HOA... and I have fantastic neighbors who all seem to get along splendidly with each other?


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    Trevor (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 3:54pm

    HOAs

    I just graduated law school, and it seemed like HOAs were the villian in most scenarios, and used in many examples of questionable actions. I had to write many a paper about the evil doings of HOAs, and many Bar prep materials dealt with HOAs.

    I guess that was one area of law school that actually translates to the real world...

     

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    davebarnes (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 3:55pm

    It is going to escalate

    The fun is just getting started at http://fiddlerscreekhomeowners.blogspot.com/

     

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    Ryan, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 3:57pm

    Dealbreaker when buying a house...

    It amazes me how prevalent HOAs have become, and how many people don't even realize what rights they're signing away when joining one.

    "Huge master bath, Check."
    "Beautiful view, Check."
    "Close to shopping and services, Check."
    "Busybody housewives with nothing better to do than badger me about how short to keep my lawn and what color drapes I can put in the upstairs window, Check."

    When buying a house, an HOA should be a dealbreaker for anybody who wants to feel like they actually own their own property.

     

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    out_of_the_blue, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:02pm

    Welcome to the future, Mike.

    Where savages abound, attack even The Rich:

    "Former Casualty star Clive Mantle has had the top of his ear savagely bitten off in a row at a hotel.

    Clive, 55, was attacked at 4.30am yesterday after asking two rowdy men outside his room at a Travelodge to keep it quiet."

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/clive-mantle-ear-bitten-off-1784616

    That's just randomly off Drudge, where I went looking for something similar.

    Now, at some point, society has to get these savages under control. I do my part here in part protesting ad hom -- and firing it back when I damn well feel like it -- but it's a thankless task. You kids today don't even know what peace and quiet and civility are, let alone habituate to it.


    For instance, just today I was accused VILELY by "Chosen Reject": "I see no reason why you shouldn't quote out_of_the_blue as saying that Hitler was a good guy."

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130326/10400322463/senator-fido-wants-to-create-official-amba ssador-hollywoods-interests.shtml#c120

    And now he's accusing me of ad hom and hypocrisy too.

    So I totally believe that someone could fear for his life from those who've been raised without discipline; they don't recognize boundaries -- such as not pirating other people's work-products.

     

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    Zos (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:03pm

    anyone else unable to not read HOA's in a sopranos voice as the jersey version of whores?

     

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    Donnicton, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:09pm

    Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    Irrelevant.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:11pm

    HOAs

    All the horrors of having a Condo Association, none of the perks!

     

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:12pm

    So... the HOA is using homeowner's fees to fund a lawsuit over blog comments accusing them of misuing homeowner's fees?

    Can't imagine what Schutt could possibly be thinking.

     

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    Tali, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:12pm

    Re: Dealbreaker when buying a house...

    Unfortunately, it is getting harder and harder to find neighborhoods without HOAs, particularly in large metro areas and/or affluent areas.

     

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    Binko Barnes (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:13pm

    A sadly large percentage of humanity enjoy absolutely nothing so much as attaining a small position of power and lording over other people by enforcing great webs of petty inane, rules. These control-freak authoritarians are my least favorite type of people.

    And how exactly do you "out" anonymous blog commenters? For example, my real name is not Binko; in fact I strive to use my real name on the internet as little as possible. Do blogs typically store each commenter's IP Address along with their supposedly anonymous post? Even if so, it's hard to imagine that courts would grant the right to subpeona poster's true identity from their ISP for something that is so clearly an expression of personal opinion.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:15pm

    So let's sum up:

    1) Blogger complains about mismanagement of funds, and accuses HOA or corrupt practices.

    2) HOA uses funds provided by those in HOA to sue blogger in an attempt to shut him up, as well as attempting to unmask other commentators, almost certainly so sue them as well.

    I can only assume the people running the HOA didn't really think about what would happen after that point, but I imagine it will go something like this:

    3) HOA's actions confirm to all and sundry that blogger was dead on the money with his accusations, causing their lawsuit to go, shall we say 'less than well' for HOA in court.

     

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:15pm

    Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    WTF does this have to do with anything, and YTF would anybody care?

     

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    S. T. Stone, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:15pm

    Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    Thank you for your irrelevant opinion.

     

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    Michael, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:17pm

    2 reasons

    There are only 2 reasons HOAs exist:

    1) To give small, weak people a modicum of power.
    2) To funnel money into illegitimate businesses.

     

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    PRMan, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:24pm

    Re: It is going to escalate

    Just don't comment there, unless you have a good lawyer...

     

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    Joe Pullen, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:32pm

    I can only say this. I hope Randazza sticks it to them good.

     

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    apauld (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:38pm

    Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    You really should stop putting off the MRI your brain so desperately needs.

     

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    mischab1, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 4:47pm

    You only hear about HOA's if they are doing bad stuff. If they are doing what they are supposed to, there is nothing to talk about. That said, unless it is allowed in the bylaws or they got a majority vote from all the homeowners, using HOA funds to go after someone who claims the HOA is misusing funds is just proving them right.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:02pm

    Re: Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    And not only is it irrelevant, but from the same person who called my burger/phone anoly irrelevant.

    It's not even the pot calling the kettle black because my analogy did have some relevance to both his comment on running apps and my own arguement regarding such.

     

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    derp, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:13pm

    freedom of assembly

    I view HOAs the way I view unions that you have to join in order to get certain jobs. They force you to join a group in order to do something that is really only tangentially related to that group. I feel that being forced to join a club (especially one with dues) violates what I think is an inalienable right to free assembly. I think that *I* should be the only one to regulate my choice to assemble, or not assemble, with whomever I choose. If a group of neighbors wants to get together and start a club that self-regulates what height to which they cut their grass, and share their ideas freely with the community, that's great! Now, I know what you might be thinking, such an at-will system would be almost completely ineffective at actually enforcing any behavior. Well, maybe that's a good reflection on what people actually want: the freedom to treat their houses like what they are, their own property.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:40pm

    Re: Dealbreaker when buying a house...

    Its not just the rights you sign away in a lot of places the fees are astronomical. I was looking at buying a few places earlier this year and most HoAs were between $150 and $200+ a MONTH. That's a bloody car payment

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:43pm

    Homeowner Associations

    HOAs - Residential banana republics run by power-seeking narcissists.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:46pm

    When I read

    is being defended by Marc Randazza

    I automatically understand "case won". And I'm sure Randazza will manage to get 80k dollars out of thin air somewhere and tons of reputation.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:48pm

    There must be something to the blog comments.

     

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    Tom (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 6:15pm

    Re: So let's sum up:

    This is EXACTLY what happened to a friend of mine. He managed to get the president of a local club removed based on allegations of embezzlement... which he can back up with bank statements and witnesses. (Basically, cash paid for dues never went to the bank.)

    And of course, the deposed ex-president is suing. The thing is, win or lose, the defendant has no assets... so what's the point?

    Anti SLAPP suits suck.

     

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    ShellMG, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 6:33pm

    When my in-laws finally could no longer care for their house in Florida and the family put it up for sale, we got an earful from the real estate agent.

    HOA's are a nightmare for realtors; each HOA has their own regulations on how/where/when FOR SALE signs can be placed, as well as height, width, in the window only and what colors can be used.

    I don't know about other states, but in Florida HOA communities are usually full of retirees who have nothing better to do than mind the business of their neighbors. Ratting each other out over small violations is a pastime.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 6:36pm

    If your attorney is Marc Randazza you need to recheck your priorities because you're fucking up bad if your are using a scumbag like Marc Randazza.

    Dear:
    Marc Randazza

    BLOW ME!

    Sincerely,
    VPN USER #6582569554

     

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    Matthew (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 6:40pm

    I've never...

    I've never met an intelligent bigot and I've never heard a positive story about an HOA. I don't think these two things are related, but I also don't think they are coincidental.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 6:51pm

    Re: Re: So let's sum up:

    No no, SLAPP suits are when someone tries to sue to shut someone up, so an anti-SLAPP suit would be one countering a SLAPP suit.

    And regarding your friend, as I assume the ex-president was suing on grounds of slander or something like that, I'd think all he'd need to do is present his evidence of embezzlement and the judge would probably throw the case out quick enough to give the lawyers whiplash.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 6:56pm

    Re:

    Even if you don't like the guy, he has done some good stuff, with the most recent being forcing the Righthaven puppetmasters to pay out the nose for the little sham they were running by having to 'buy' their own copyrights back.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 7:35pm

    Re: Dealbreaker when buying a house...

    It was for me. Don't get me wrong, if i'm getting some reasonable service for the money, i'm fine with it. but most of them are just bullshit

     

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    Suzanne Lainson (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 8:16pm

    Why we'll never get rid of government

    People always seem to form some sort of group with rules and regulations. So when people complain about government, I figure they just don't like the form they are dealing with at the moment.

    Getting rid of all government is highly unlikely.

     

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    FarSide (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 8:46pm

    Re: freedom of assembly

    I hear what you are saying, but the problem with your argument is that no one is forcing you to buy or rent a house in an ares where there is an HOA.

    If you'd been living somewhere and then, later, someone was able to force you to join a group - then yes, I agree with you 100%. So far I've never heard of anything of the like, though.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 8:58pm

    I've never owned a place where I had to deal with a HOA. I think if that was a requirement, I would call it a deal breaker. I see no need of having to pay money to finance someone to enforce petty rules of any sort if it's my property.

    I've no dealings with any sort of HOA and after reading a few incidents that have passed through here, I'm glad I never have. Maybe there are some that live up to their billing 100%. I just fail to see the need to belong in order to buy property. Having it as a requirement just means I will buy somewhere else.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 9:22pm

    Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    IP extremists are the ones that have no boundaries. Proof, copy protection lengths.

    Disagreeing with certain laws does not equate to not having boundaries. That you would even bring up this ridiculous argument shows that there is no boundaries to how dumb your logic is. So why should anyone take you seriously?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 9:22pm

    Re: Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    there are no boundaries *

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 9:56pm

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-03-17/news/os-lk-lauren-ritchie-homeowner-associations-2013 0317_1_homeowner-association-levy-fees-subdivision

    Read this and then ponder the advisability of purchasing a home governed by deed restrictions administered by a "mandatory" HOA. In Florida, for example, HOAs invariably remain under a developer's control until +90% of the lots have been sold. The above article details what is easily the most egregious grab of power I have ever read concerning an HOA that remains under almost the exclusive control of a developer.

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 10:12pm

    Re: Re: freedom of assembly

    " but the problem with your argument is that no one is forcing you to buy or rent a house in an ares where there is an HOA."

    Just like no one is forcing you to become an actor, or forcing you to become an electrician, or forcing you to become a hotel manager.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 12:29am

    Re: Re: freedom of assembly

    This argument is incredibly stupid and short sighted.

    No one is forcing you to be black and live in this area.

     

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    John S, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 12:52am

    my hoa issues include township corruption

     

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    Bergman (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 2:14am

    Re: Dealbreaker when buying a house...

    Unfortunately, some states have laws that all but require them for new developments.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 3:22am

    Re: Re: Re: So let's sum up:

    yup, truth is an 100% defense. For that matter, there are two defenses avilible in this case:
    1. that the statement was made in good faith and a reasonable belief that it is true
    2. Fair Comment in a matter of public interest- I think the homeowners have an interest in knowing if their HOA is corrupt.

     

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    Shon Gale (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 4:25am

    Anyone stupid enough to purchase a dwelling that has HOA deserves what they get. Idiots!

     

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    Some Other AC (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 5:51am

    Currently live in an HOA managed community

    Many of the more recent neighborhoods in the large metropolitan areas of Texas(Dallas, Fort WOrth, Houston, Austion, etc..) have HOAs. And a goodly portion of them are relatively expensive in dues. Unfortunately, they also tend to be minor dictatorships as well. There was a case in Frisco where a homeowner purchased a new Ford F150(with extras like nicer wheels, upgraded exterior, etc..). His HOA fined him as their Rules prohibited vehicles below a certain class from being parked in front of the homes. In other words, because it was a pickup truck(most popular vehicle in most of Texas), it was prohibited. There were a few local articles and news pieces about it. Many highlighted that had he spent 15K more for a Lincoln Mark LT(essentially a fancy Ford F150) or a Cadillac Escalade EXT(Chevy Avalanche dressed up) he would have been within the "rules". I don't remember the outcome to this one, but it shows the petty BS that goes on with HOAs.
    As a side note, my community has an HOA. Dues are less than $25/month and cover shared areas and two pools. For the most part it is pretty relaxed with only mild petty crap, so I consider myself lucky. There are even a few with much higher costs that include yard maintenance, water parks and other amenities with the dues. Not all are bad, but it definitely seems most are, and unfortunately, the State and Local laws protect them more than they protect the homeowners.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 6:49am

    HOA : Huge Obvious Asshats

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 7:11am

    This suit sounds like something out of the super rich in Palm Beach instead of out of the moderately rich (100 million vs billions) of the Naples loonie bend.

     

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    madasahatter (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 8:36am

    HOA Meaning

    HOA = Hitler Over All

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 9:46am

    Re: 2 reasons

    My neighborhood has a voluntary HOA-like thing, where people in the subdivision opt-in some small dues to get benefits like 'Banners for your kid's graduation' to put up on the house.... I know a little weird.

    Anway, a new woman in the neighborhood apparently has too much time and talked some of the members into trying to get homeowner support for making the HOA mandatory. She went around house-to-house floating the idea and begging for funds.

    When she came around to my house and described the HOA, we told her we don't have kids and already subsidize others' kids through taxes, so no thank you. She pressed saying "we could do more", and that it was really important for the community to have common goals.

    We told her we're unwilling to cede any decision-making authority over our property and that HOA's had a bad track record of enabling power hungry mini-tyrants wasting peoples' time and money.

    Poor dear. She was rambling in response about "why would people think that way, its so untrusting, anti-community", when we quietly closed the door on her.

    Haven't heard from them in two years, so I'm guessing ours was not the minority opinion.

     

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    DeeP, Mar 27th, 2013 @ 11:21am

    Re: Welcome to the future, Mike.

    Hmm. Does anyone know (I mean ACTUALLY know) what this lunatic is rambling on about, apart from the final few words - his favourite subject......piracy. Had to get that in there somewhere, didn't you, OOTB, even though it had nothing to do with the subject in hand! Get a life, why don't you.

     

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    btr1701 (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 3:27pm

    News Article

    I don't have much to say about the HOA other than I despise HOAs with every fiber of my being.

    However, I did want to comment on the linked article on the winknews.com site. That's quote possible the worst-written news article I've seen from any professional news reporting organization in my life. It was disorganized and non-sensical and grammatically challenged.

    And they say bloggers aren't 'real' reporters. Well, if this is the sort of drivel we get from real reporters, we could use a few less of them and a few more bloggers.

     

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    btr1701 (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 3:52pm

    Re: Re: 2 reasons

    > a new woman in the neighborhood apparently
    > has too much time and talked some of the
    > members into trying to get homeowner support
    > for making the HOA mandatory

    How can they make membership mandatory? A group of people can't just get together and vote away your private property rights out from under you. If you don't agree to it, there's no obligation on your part to participate, no matter how many of your neighbors want it.

     

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    btr1701 (profile), Mar 27th, 2013 @ 3:58pm

    Re: Why we'll never get rid of government

    > Getting rid of all government is highly
    > unlikely.

    Which is why I find myself becoming more and more misanthropic every year as I get older.

    I now wistfully wish for a remote mountain cabin where the nearest person is more than a mile away and where I can live in peace and quiet with my dog and write my manifesto in peace.

     

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    Iridis, Mar 28th, 2013 @ 9:42am

    This really doesn't suprise me.

    I don't know, when things like this happen I find they don't suprise me anymore. The incentive for earning money by any means possible will break any system, no matter how balanced and fair it is designed to be. If things get worse over the years then we'll be back to having to go with our gut instincts over a product (which, if you know gut instincts, almost always tend to be wrong).
    I mean I'm sure reviews must have existed in some form previously, but when they all start being introduced on the internet, suddenly they are no longer welcome, and they become a target for the unscrupulous.

     

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    art guerrilla (profile), Mar 28th, 2013 @ 11:23am

    Re:

    uh huh...
    as i went on at length a while back, our stupid fucking HOA (all of 15 properties) has been spending THOUSANDS on lawyers fees, liens, etc trying to extract a $200 fee...

    (protip: when you ask a lawyer (or barber) if you need more lawyering (or a haircut), what the fuck do you think they will say ? ? ? )

    literally ALL our fucking dues are going to harass this guy, which NO ONE in the neighborhood agrees with, EXCEPT they just don't want to mess with the NASTY bastards who run the HOA show...

    the poor fucker not only disagrees on principle (even though he is morally right, he is legally wrong), but he doesn't have the $200+ to pony up, much less the THOUSANDS in legal fees, etc it has ballooned to being...
    so now he has liens on the property which he will NEVER pay, and whoever eventually buys the property will have to pay...

    (which means the property becomes that much less attractive to buy, meaning the liens -and the HOA- will probably NEVER get that money back...)

    oh, did i mention that one of the leading scumbags heading this worthless effort is a guy who buys tax liens as legal extortion ? ? ? fucker, his head will be on a stick when the hard rain comes...

    art guerrilla
    aka ann archy
    eof

     

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    pixelpusher220 (profile), Apr 1st, 2013 @ 7:56am

    Re: Re: Re: 2 reasons

    Yes they can. Just not retroactively. But all 'new' purchases in the community would be covered by it.

    HOAs aren't bad by design, just in execution as most people aren't willing to pony up and be part of the solution.

    That leaves the mini-tyrants as they only people who actually apply for positions and you get what you 'pay' for.

     

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    dcfl (profile), May 14th, 2013 @ 9:48am

    florida hoa's

    How would you Love to Buy and Build over 10 years ago so that Your Values were Somewhat Protected after all that is the reason we Pay Dues so some people can Not put their cars or ? up on blocks or block your driveway so you cannot even get "in" your own driveway or let their Property go unattended to and unkept which EFFECTS Everyones Property Values and lete face it Property Values have been Already now Affected Drastically by FLIPPERS and Bad loans and Banks who put people in homes they would Not be able to afford once they the "banks" went UP on their Rates of course this was really all Orchestrated by Our Treasury along with the Banking and Finance..People...anyway we pay over $500 a year and have had a pretty much Defunct Board?? for Many years now our Neighborhood is going the way I've Personally seen Far TOO many because the BOARD or BOARDS that we Pay DUES to EVERY Year have Not been doing what the MAIN MASTER Board gets Paid to do the Sub associations have NO ONE who wants to Serve because they feel why other? If you cannot Enforce ANYTHING what's the POINT? I say then whats the POINT OF PAYING Dues at all?? Then...if they are Not going to TRY to Protect OUR Property Values by ATTEMPTING to Enforce Just the BASICS then we might as well MOVE...which is what WE are trying to do and then NO MORW HOA'S for us and this is over a 30 year "period" in Florida for us and now same old same old in this being the 5th HOA over the past 30 years and 5 homes. I will RUN in Opposite Directon.....and it IS true People who DO get ON A Board do so with a Personal Agenda whether it's to PASS something THEY want to DO on their OWN Property or a Friends or give a Friend some BUSINESS From the Board or like someone else said which is also true they have nothing better to do and feel a sense of Power..there are Those who do care but Very Few.

     

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    Aquaria, Sep 23rd, 2013 @ 2:04am

    Re: Re: freedom of assembly

    :::If you'd been living somewhere and then, later, someone was able to force you to join a group - then yes, I agree with you 100%. So far I've never heard of anything of the like, though.:::

    I've been living in my neighborhood for 13 years now. My "voluntary" HOA has decided to go mandatory.

    I didn't sign up for a mandatory HOA, but it's being forced on me anyway. It's Texas, so I'm stuck with it, and I can't afford to move.

     

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    Mark Dunn, Nov 7th, 2013 @ 2:19am

    Florida Homeowner's Association Sues Resident

    Hi, Although many people have written that this blog is irrelevant but in my point of view this article is really very informative. So, I liked reading the entire blog. http://www.ipgrealestate.com

     

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    Jack, Feb 4th, 2014 @ 7:38am

    HOA Information and Documents

    Having a resource to help with HOA information and documents makes life easier for real estate agents. Recently, when selling a home in Ohio, Association Online provided me with all the HOA details for the listing, and then provided all the documents - by-laws, financial statements, covenants, etc. They made sure the package was complete, making my work easier. Their web site is well organized and very easy to use - www.associationonline.com . Call their team of experts they are great to work with (970-226-1324).

     

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    Jack, Mar 18th, 2014 @ 7:20am

    HOA Information and Documents

    Having a resource to help with HOA information and documents makes life easier for real estate agents. Recently, when selling a home in Ohio, Association Online provided me with all the HOA details for the listing, and then provided all the documents - by-laws, financial statements, covenants, etc. They made sure the package was complete, making my work easier. Their web site is well organized and very easy to use - www.associationonline.com . Call their team of experts they are great to work with (970-226-1324).

     

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