HOA - doing something without approval.....was planning to change my windows without hoa approval but my neighbour snitched. I came clean to the hoa and now I need to go through a 2 mo approval process and they might not even approve my windows. I paid 7k for them. I am now feeling regret for not just ignoring the hoa email and then still installing and dealing with the fine on the back end ? Thoughts? I’m also worried now that I’m on some radar. Am I overthinking this?

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Idk, I would just play dumb, why would they be against your windows? The HOA is supposed to generally help improve living conditions and maintain property value of the association

Not a big deal. Be tough. HOA shows rules who follows the rules but useless for those who does not follow any rules. Tell them that you will seek legal action if they disapprove. I am not saying you will. But for the most part HOA is a pain just deal with it.

You need to read your declaration, master deed, or CCRS (whatever the governing docs are) and see what liability you may have opened yourself up to. I represent HOAs, and some are more aggressive than others. Most documents allow an HOA to fine you and then lien your property. And then possibly foreclose on the lien. It’s worth a consult from a local real estate attorney.

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