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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Why can't you just ignore your HOA if you've paid off your house? They can't legally do anything at that point, right?

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes they can. They can fine you. If you don't pay, they can put a lien on it to keep you from selling it. In some cases, they can even take the house.

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    1 month ago

    They can put a lien on your property which will have to be paid off when you sell your house.  If the amount is high enough they may even be able to get a judgement against you and force a sale to settle the debt.

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  • Sell...........

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  • 1 month ago

    Nope. The HOA goes on forever, does not matter if you paid off your house or not. The ONLY way to get out from under an HOA is to disband the HOA. I did.

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  • 1 month ago

    Owing on your house is irrelevant. The HOA can put a lien on your house collectible if and when you try to sell it, with interest and fines accumulating until then.

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  • 1 month ago

    They can fine you and put a lien on your home.  Had it happen to a family friend.

    Former SSgt.

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  • 1 month ago

    The HOA's ability to enforce it's edicts vary from location to location and are often spelled out in the covenant you signed when you moved in.  That covenant means you are legally required to comply with the HOA's edicts.  You signed the contract.  

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  • They certainly can and frequently do.

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