I Believe a Neighbor is Complaining to the HOA Just to Harass Me. What Can I Do?

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I purchased a townhouse about 5 years ago and there has been no issue with the HOA. About 6 months ago we started receiving many notices that there have been complaints about my property. The house has been maintained the same way over the 5 years and has not been an issue until this point. When questioning the management company and the HOA board, neither will inform me as to who is filing the complaints. I was curious is there any way that I can force them to tell me who is filing the complaints. I do believe this is harassment from a neighbor who is using the HOA to harass myself and my wife.

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You will probably want to consult with a local attorney before you take any action, but the first thing is to look at your HOA documents to see if there is any specific rule about complaints. Second, your state law may (not likely) have some provision for this.

If you’re being treated differently from the other owners, you may want to take the position that you don’t need to respond to any notices that go beyond what the other owners are expected to do. That’s a risky position to take, as you could find yourself on the receiving end of a lawsuit, fines, or even foreclosure, so again, consult with a local attorney, versed in the HOA and property laws of your state and county, before you take that step.


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I Believe a Neighbor is Complaining to the HOA Just to Harass Me.  What Can I Do?
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I Believe a Neighbor is Complaining to the HOA Just to Harass Me. What Can I Do?
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A neighbor is harrasing me by filing anonymous and unfounded HOA complaints. How can I force the HOA to tell me which neighbour it is?

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