Homeowners associations (HOAs) are responsible for managing and maintaining the communities they oversee. One of the critical responsibilities of an HOA is to ensure that residents can live in harmony with one another. However, despite the best efforts of an HOA, disputes, and conflicts can still arise between residents. Read to learn more about some common reasons why brawls occur in HOAs.
- Having pets around.
Disputes can arise when pets are not leashed, when they are not cleaned up after, or when they are noisy or aggressive. In addition, some HOAs may restrict the types of pets allowed in the community, which can also cause disputes.
- Creating disturbance with loud noise
Everyone has different tolerance levels when it comes to noise; what one person may find acceptable, another may find intolerable. Residents may have disputes over loud music, barking dogs, or other sources of noise that can disrupt their peace and quiet.
- Parking issues
Parking is another common source of disputes in HOAs. Residents may have disputes over reserved parking spots, guest parking policies, or street parking. In addition, disputes can arise when residents park in prohibited areas or block other residents’ access to parking spaces.
- Improper quality of maintenance
Maintenance issues are another common source of disputes in HOAs. Residents may have disputes over the quality of maintenance services, the timeliness of repairs, or the cost of repairs. In addition, disputes can arise over the responsibility for repairs or maintenance, especially if it is unclear who is responsible for a particular issue.
- Landscaping issues.
Landscaping is another common source of disputes in HOAs. Disputes can arise over the quality of landscaping services, the cost, or the type of landscaping allowed in the community. In addition, disputes can arise over the responsibility for maintaining landscaping, especially if it is unclear who is responsible for a particular area.
- Disputes between neighbors
Disputes between neighbors are another common source of brawls in HOAs. Disputes can arise over various issues, such as noise, pets, parking, maintenance, and landscaping. In addition, disputes can arise over issues such as property lines, property damage, or the use of common areas.
- Not abiding by the rules.
Rules and regulations are essential to maintaining harmony in HOAs, but disputes can still arise over-interpreting or enforcing these rules. Disputes can arise when residents believe that rules and regulations are being unfairly applied or when there are disagreements over the meaning or intent of a particular rule.