The HOA in my friend’s neighborhood recently threatened her neighbors with a fine if they didn’t hide their trash cans, even though they’ve been in the same spot for over a decade. This is their solution.


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  • Agidy Yelov

    That’s gotta be the longest LolSnaps title ever.

  • Coffeeinator3000

    why doesnt the gutter drain lead to the ground? its even extra work to put it on the concrete where it will wear it down. (Toronto by-law states that all gutter drains MUST lead into the ground.)

    • Riechart

      maybe it is not in Toronto. Almost every drain in my area is just left to pour out onto a concrete block at the bottom.

    • The009

      They do it to keep the ground for being eroded away.

    • Ara Raven

      If it leads to the ground, it will soak in/erode the soil and make a sloppy, ugly mess. If it runs down the concrete drive like that, the water will run down to the street gutter and then off into a storm drain.

      • Coffeeinator3000

        I ment INTO the ground…

  • Train Driver

    HOAs are the worst.

    You’re unstable if you agree to live in one. You’re a terrible person if you run one.

    • Pickles

      We live in one… it has helped against some serious A-holes that can ruin the neighborhood (junkyard guy for example), and it has drawbacks because of anal jack-offs that can’t tell the difference between a bad rule and beneficial enforcement only (attacking a guy down the road over the color of his very nice wrought iron fence… not following the rules).

  • The Original Green Arrow

    I’m not from the US but having seen TV and movies I get that other homeowners in the area have a right to fine you for lowering the tone of the area but where do they get this power from? What is stopping you from just ignoring them?

    • FFrost

      Fines. And since you had to sign a contract agreeing to the rules then you are forced to pay the fines if you do not follow the rules. I am curious if you can buy a house in an HOA area and just not sign the contract. But then they might be able to block your purchase. I am not sure. I signed mine, but the HOA I have doesn’t have any of the crazy rules that some do. The only warnings I received were to mow my lawn last year, which I had let get very overgrown and recently to keep my trash can on the side of my house, which was a minor issue. One of my coworkers wasn’t allowed to work in their garage if the door was open. It was a shitty HOA.

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