Okay, so I’m sure at least some of you live in a condo complex and rent or own.
And you have to deal with the fucking HOA and its bullshit, worse yet, is when the homeowners don’t actually control the HOA yet, and the builders run the think.
Well, at auction, I bought a place a few years ago, and it’s been “okay” at best. The weight room has no weights (nice for a little cardio but that’s it), they Executive Board (read builders) don’t keep the pool heated. They basically ignore state and federal HOA laws, and “pass” unwritten policies all the time, for which they levy fines.
While, last Thursday while I was at work was the straw that broke the camel’s back:
The Property Manager had my 78 Mustang Cobra (yeah, I know… I’m trying to sell it) towed and impounded while I was at work. No warming, in violation of no written policy: it had two low (read nearly flat) tires. On the form with the towing company, she falsely asserted that vehicle had been abandoned for six months!
I ask for her to explain what policy I violated, and show me where it’s written. Nothing. Refuses to get me my car back. So I’m taking the next step, and pressing charges for a stolen vehicle, I’m also contacting the state AG for the rampant disregard for the law at this place, HOA meetings are a joke, the management company makes up rules, and imposes arbitrary fines. About a month ago some stuff went missing in a common room and the property manager insisted that she had the right to search every unit on the premises to find it.
She’s either willfully ignorant of the law, or is being given really bad advice by her “boss” (yes, the HOA should technically be her boss, but she don’t care).
Keep in mind, I don’t rent this unit, I own it. I don’t even have a mortgage or a lean on it, it’s mine.
Anyone else have experience dealing with this bull-SHIT? Any advice, or stories of your own.