1 year ago 1 year ago 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. by Staff 1 year ago1 year ago Credit Post PaginationPrevious PostPreviousNext PostNextLike it? Share with your friends! 43 43 points 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… AcidMan I’m sorry, house gutters don’t typically lead “into” the ground, at least not in most houses I’ve ever seen. Coffeeinator3000 https://rochestergutterrepair.com/wp-content/gallery/underground/in-ground-drainage.jpg AcidMan It’s really rare from my point of view. Ara Raven Yeah, I’ve never seen that. Seems like it would impossible to clean, all the gutter gunk would just get stuck in it. 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.