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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

And You Thought Your Homeowner's Association was Hard to Please!

This article I found on grow-a-brain about a homeowner in the United Kingdom would be funny if it wasn't actually happening to someone.  I don't think it's actually a homeowner's association, but more like the locality enforcing (code?) compliance that sounds an awful lot like CC&R's!  The article says it's the Salisbury district council enforcing compliance with a "listed enforcement notice".

Anyway, I understand the principle, but if you read the whole article, they wanted her to cover her house in manure (a "weathering agent") so that her brickwork would "exactly match" that of her neighbors!  Who can really blame her for not selecting that option!?  The other alternatives they gave her weren't great either, but the point is that she used an alternative that the Council gave her and now they're trying to fine her 20,000 pounds because it didn't work.  What a country!  I don't keep up on exchange rates, but I think 20,000 pounds is somewhere between $30,000 - $35,000.  If I was this lady, I'd be looking for a new (more reasonable) place to live!

So next time you think your homeowner's association is being unreasonable, just be thankful you're not being asked to apply manure, soot or yogurt to your home's exterior!

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Posted by Shannon Hubbard, AZ Realtor & Computer Guru on May 30, 2006 | Permalink


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