Trying to find a decent QTH that doesn't have an HOA or restrictive
covenants is becoming next to impossible. For most people, HOAs are not a
choice if they want to live near civilization. I know that in my search for
a retirement QTH, I haven't found anything that meets my requirements that
wasn't saddled with restrictive covenants. One developer went so far as to
tell my real estate agent that the rules were specifically written to ensure
that no ham radio operator would ever move there. From my perspective, it
appears that many people are forced to accept an HOA just so they can live
near their job.
We need to start lobbying our legislators at both the federal and state
levels to impose limits on what HOAs can legislate. My state has very
definite laws about what powers are given to cities and counties. As far as
I know, HOAs have no restrictions at all. I've seen covenants that prohibit
"anything that the association finds offensive or undesirable." Seriously!
And every HOA I've ever seen has at least one CC&R nazi who roams the
neighborhood looking for those offenses. Rules like PRB-1 need to be
applied to HOA's as well as states, counties and cities.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blake Bowers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Larrie Sutliff" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HOA Abuse
> The guy agreed to the HOA rules. They did not respond to
> the bills. You don't pay your bills, you lose what you have.
> I am not real sure where the issue is.
> Turns out the guy may have legal recourse - and he is pursuing it.
> Sounds like the system is working.
> I am not pro-hoa, just feel that if you AGREE to be bound by
> a HOA's rules, then crying about those rules afterwards is pretty
> Don't take your organs to heaven,
> heaven knows we need them down here!
> Be an organ donor, sign your donor card today.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Larrie Sutliff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 12:32 AM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] HOA Abuse
>> For all you HOA fans-
>> More than just anti-tower restrictions-
>> Homeowner Associations Foreclosing On Homes:
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