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Judge Rules Car Must be Kept in Garage But HOA Can't Tow it From Driveway

Sunday, March 23, 2014   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Larry Szabo
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An HOA member took his homeowners association to court over a dispute about whether he could park his BMW in his driveway after the association sought to have his car towed away.  The association's governing documents provided that "Owners are to keep automobiles and motor vehicles in their garage."   The HOA argued that, despite warning letters, the homeowner continued to park in the driveway and never requested authorization to park in the driveway or on the street.

The Judge hearing the case ruled that the homeowners association did not have the right to enter the member's property to tow vehicles, but she also ruled that homeowners were barred by the covenant in question from regularly or routinely parking, storing or leaving vehicles in the driveway.

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sheila meadows says...
Posted Sunday, August 10, 2014
How utterly stupid. A majority of homeowners have goods in their garage or their garage is too small for a large car. Hence, they park in the driveway.