Homeowner Stands Up to HOA, but Is He the A**hole?

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A homeowner inherited a house that is not part of the semi-gated community surrounding it, but the HOA keeps sending fees and letters. After attending a meeting and showing documentation, the homeowner was still told to conform to the community's standards.

Now, they're wondering if they're the a**hole for not listening to the HOA. Read on to find out what happened in this situation.

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Homeowner fights back against HOA's false accusations 🏠👊

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HOA president pressures homeowner to conform, devalues property 💸

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Homeowner questions HOA authority, seeks validation, AITA verdict pending.

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Homeowner vs HOA: Who is the real winner? 🏡

Living in a semi-gated community comes with its perks, but what happens when you're not part of the HOA? This homeowner inherited a house that's not part of the community but has been receiving HOA letters about fees, lawn, and house paint. After attending an HOA meeting and showing documentation from the development company and county, the HOA president still insisted that the homeowner conforms to the rest of the community.

But who is right in this situation? Is the homeowner bringing down property values or is the HOA overstepping their boundaries? Let's take a closer look at the arguments and reactions from both sides.

Defying the HOA: NTA and receiving great support from commenters 🏠

GuiltyPick | GuiltyPick

Deck out your lawn with tacky decorations in defiance 🦩🎃🎄

CiaranAnnrach | CiaranAnnrach

Homeowner fights back against HOA's illogical demands. 🤔

edwadokun | edwadokun

Don't join the HOA, get a lawyer to send a cease and desist letter 🚫🤝💼

EmmetWeasel | EmmetWeasel

HOA can't blame homeowner for their property value woes 🤷‍♂️

Senior-Term-635 | Senior-Term-635

Homeowner fights back against ridiculous HOA rules with humor 😂

guppytub | guppytub

Embrace the festive! One commenter shares their love for bright decor 🎄

museisnotyours | museisnotyours

Don't let HOA bully you! Seek legal advice! 💪

rhinovodka | rhinovodka

Homeowner takes on HOA, supported by commenters 🎉

TillyCat92 | TillyCat92

Homeowner takes on HOA: suggests $1M/year payment to keep values up 💰

bowwowwoofmeow | bowwowwoofmeow

Stick it to the HOA with a pink flamingo 🦩

fernAlly | fernAlly

Defying HOA rules: NTA and a history lesson on racism 🏡🚫❌

ariesartist | ariesartist

Homeowner defends rustic house against HOA standards 🏡

PurpleMarsAlien | PurpleMarsAlien

Avoiding HOAs: the dream, the reality, and the drama 💭🏡

Crafty-Addition9105 | Crafty-Addition9105

Don't let HOA bully you! 🛑 Stand your ground with a lawyer.

doublestitch | doublestitch

Take a stand against HOA rules and fees. Be free 🙌

khall20 | khall20

Homeowner fights back against HOA, seeks legal help. 💪

TheLastLibrarian1 | TheLastLibrarian1

Avoid HOA's rules and maintain your property! 🏡

uhhhOU812 | uhhhOU812

Homeowner fights HOA control, but not alone. 💪

cutibeaver26 | cutibeaver26

Rebelling against HOA rules? Let your freak flag fly 🌈

Welder1919 | Welder1919

Stand your ground! 🙌 Non-HOA homeowner prevails 💪

KarmaG12 | KarmaG12

Stand up to the HOA! You own your property 💪

joanclaytonesq | joanclaytonesq

Homeowner takes on HOA with legal threat 💪

lapsteelguitar | lapsteelguitar

Homeowner fights back against HOA restrictions 💪

Dramatic_Grocery_105 | Dramatic_Grocery_105

Stand up against HOA harassment 👊🏡🛑

theDagman | theDagman

Adding some flair to the neighborhood with pink flamingos 🦩

TriumphAnt462X0 | TriumphAnt462X0

Take that, HOA! A clever suggestion and a humorous reply.

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Homeowner fights back against HOA in epic Reddit post 🙌

Matt90210 | Matt90210

Petty revenge or justified rebellion? 🤔

Flaky_Tip | Flaky_Tip

Standing up to HOA: One homeowner's NTA experience 😎

Printemps_2021 | Printemps_2021

Embrace your inner rebel with colorful house and natural lawn 🎨🌿

BaltimoreBadger23 | BaltimoreBadger23

Standing up to HOA: A homeowner's rebellious attitude 🤘

Howard_CS | Howard_CS

Stand up to HOA harassment with legal action 🚫🏠

Avebury1 | Avebury1

Stand your ground! 🙌 Homeowner not in the wrong. 💪

kersley212 | kersley212

Commenter expresses frustration with HOAs 🤬

MysticMarbles | MysticMarbles

Standing up to HOA harassment? 🤔 Here's what to do.

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European confused by HOA concept, supports homeowner's actions. 🤔

batboxx | batboxx

Stand up to the HOA, but be prepared for a fight 💪

Status-Pattern7539 | Status-Pattern7539

Homeowner takes on HOA, wins against their unfair demands 🏡

radstarr | radstarr

Avoiding the HOA drama - a satisfying NTA comment 👌

mfunlimited | mfunlimited

Take that, HOA! 🙌 NTA sends a powerful message.

Celtic_Dragonfly17 | Celtic_Dragonfly17

Avoiding HOA drama like 🙅‍♂️

Unhappy_Judgment_645 | Unhappy_Judgment_645

Avoid HOAs at all costs 👻

lariet50 | lariet50

Stand your ground against the HOA, NTA 🙌

Rolling_Beardo | Rolling_Beardo

Standing up to the HOA president like a boss! 👊

little_paper_birds | little_paper_birds

Standing up to HOA: NTA or ESH situation? 😠🏠

GamesCatsComics | GamesCatsComics

Standing up to HOA harassment: NTA and consider legal action 💪

Borageandthyme | Borageandthyme

Avoid HOA meetings, communicate via email to avoid legal trouble 📧

ArcWolf713 | ArcWolf713

Homeowner stands up to HOA, but is he the hero? 🦸

tessafer55 | tessafer55

HOA drama: Homeowner gets support for not joining. 🏡

naranghim | naranghim

Embrace the pettiness 🤣

shirleyismydog | shirleyismydog

Stand your ground against the HOA with a lawyer 🤝

UnquietHindbrain | UnquietHindbrain

Homeowner receives support against HOA 👍

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Legal action advised for homeowner in HOA dispute 📝

Flat_Contribution707 | Flat_Contribution707

Fighting against HOA oppression, NTA homeowner takes a stand 💪

Royal-Otherwise | Royal-Otherwise

Stay in control and stand up to the HOA 🏠

HumbleGaijin | HumbleGaijin

Stand up to your HOA, keep your house as you like 👍

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