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Can an HOA control what goes in an owner’s backyard?

Kim Brown
Publication date:
June 2, 2023
Article Summary: 

The blog post titled "Can HOA Control What Goes in Owners' Backyard?" explores the authority of homeowners' associations (HOAs) in regulating and controlling the use of backyards within their communities. It discusses the general principles of HOA governance and the rights and limitations of homeowners in regards to their property. The article explains that while HOAs have the power to enforce certain rules and restrictions to maintain a cohesive and harmonious community, their authority is typically limited to the exterior appearance and use of properties. The specific regulations regarding backyard usage may vary depending on the HOA's governing documents, such as the declaration and bylaws. The blog post highlights the importance of reviewing and understanding these governing documents to determine the extent of the HOA's control over backyard activities.


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Kim Brown
Can an HOA control what goes in an owner’s backyard?
June 2, 2023
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