The HOA rules for you community are typically detailed in the community’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (the CCRs). Most likely you agreed, knowingly or not, to abide by these rules when you purchased the property in the community. However, HOAs have been known to overextend their authority or apply their enforcement in non-uniform manner, such as targeting some property owners while favoring others, or arbitrarily enforcing neglected rules at great expense to property owners. If you have a major dispute and believe your HOA is violating your rights as a property owner you can take legal action. For a consultation to evaluate your rights with regards to an HOA, call Andrew Bernick at 512-763-5370 or email Andrew@BernickLegal.com.