Anybody in a condo with a HOA? I have a question about annoying neighbors.

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Honey bee

I would have them towed a couple times that should get them to stop. They sound ridiculous. I would be banging on their front door to GTFO of my driveway. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee

Sorry I missed the last part. I would talk to the president of the HOA and ask if it’s in their jurisdiction or not. You can also check the bylaws of the contract to see what kind of rules are in there

If not, tell them they will be getting towed next time m you’ve been very kind to them so far despite them being assholes. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I would call to have them towed. You’ve given them enough notice. However, I get somewhat irrationally angry over parking. Like I can barely read your post without wanting to punch them in the face:)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Meh – call and have them towed. You are being a pushover here. If/when you finally call the police or a tow truck, YOU won’t be the person “starting things with neighbors.” THEY are currently “starting things with neighbors.”

I honestly would have only spoken to them once. Every time after that is a tow. They know exactly what they’re doing.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

SLOBee :  I’m glad I’m not the only one who got heated over this post. I’m the type that would start parking in their driveway lol 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

underblueskies1016 :  Parking is usually pretty clearly outlined in HOA regulations; I’d check there first.  You can also be petty like my FH and just park obnoxiously across your driveway so they can’t park there 🙂

Unless there is signage about towing company info/vehicle code, and the driveway considered part of your private property (again, I think the HOA should be able to tell you this), I don’t think you can legally have their car towed. I could be wrong though, so you may want to look a little deeper into that.

I know condo parking can be a pain in the butt – we had similar problems when we were renting a townhouse that had a shared driveway.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

OP, you could also ask the HOA to put up no parking signs and accidentally tattle tale that way, if you are concerned about tattling. I don’t think it is tattling.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

VioletBee :  We own a condo, the set up is different than what she described but I do own it and would be able to legally have it towed. It was spelled out in our mortgage docs that we owned it.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Put it in writing to the HOA. Don’t go bothering the President in person.

Before you write your letter or email, read your bylaws. All HOA’s and stratas have rules about parking.

They also all have a general bylaw about interfering with the enjoyment of others.

Be careful about towing or you may find yourself liable for the costs. In our strata only the Strata Council or Property Manager can have vehicles towed.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

underblueskies1016 :  If you own your driveway/parking spots call the police.  It’s not an HOA issue unless your driveway is part of the common areas as defined in your bylaws. If your neighbors have more vehicles than allowed by your HOA bylaws you could also report them to the HOA. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Do you have trashcans you can put out? You could block off your driveway, sucks to move them but might keep the jerks from parking there. I’m on team call to have them towed but would also worry about retaliation in such a close setting. I know you said you talked to them, but have you tried a direct ‘We’ve asked you multiple time not to do this, is there some specific reason you’re doing this?’ Alternately, what about the third neighbor on your drive? Are they just as bad or could you approach them and see what the deal is?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I’d be so crazy pissed lo since you already asked them multiple times- the next time I’d probably sit there in my car honking until they came out to move it, or stand next to the car with a bullhorn alternating between siren and yelling at them to move the car. Definitely call HOA!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’d root for the direct approach rather than a passive aggressive one. Check your bylaws, the HOA etc to see if you can have them towed. If you can, the next time, let them know “You’re interfering with us being able to come and go, including to work. We’ve been told that we can have your vehicles towed in the future. Please make sure to park in your own parking spaces and leave ours clear or we will have to have your cars towed in the future.”

Then, keep your word and tow their shit.

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