Housing communities are continuously getting more and more infamous for the unfair, ridiculous rules they enforce, yet ironically, don’t apply to themselves. The head of HOA, also known as ‘President’, gets to write all the rules along with the rest of the board, usually making sure that the rules are in compliance with his or her own personal preferences. I was flabbergasted to read that an HOA president took it upon himself to drive all around u/smocky13’s neighborhood, looking to see whose garbage cans were stored in the proper spots.
Because obviously, the world would end if a visitor were to gasp at a garbage can that was not in its proper spot, like place settings on a table! See, this is why I have sworn off living in a community with an HOA. I’d rather live cooped up inside a New York City apartment the size of a shoebox, paying way more than I should, for a small space that is soooo not worth it.
Back to the story… OP admitted that according to the HOA covenants in their neighborhood, trash cans do indeed need to be completely screened from view. But if we’re totally honest, it sounds super petty. How does one deal with petty, then? Well, OP got creative, and did a deep dive, finding out that the president wasn’t exactly in compliance with his own bylaws. How surprising.
Below you will find a detailed account of the hilarious events that unfolded. Scroll down to check them out. Then, feel free to read about this HOA president who ended up facing foreclosure after a resident found out had 10k worth of unpaid fines. See, why mess with the residents of your neighborhood? It’s never worth it.