FLORIDA – HOA sues two Pasco County homeowners; says their security signs are against deed restrictions

WFLA.com:  HOA sues two Pasco County homeowners;  says their security signs are against deed restrictions
By Shannon Behnken
June 19, 2014
HUDSON, FL (WFLA) – Wayne Brown and Roger Pacheco bought security cameras and put security signs on their front lawns 10 years ago to fight crime. They say the cameras and signs did the trick and have even helped law enforcement catch crooks in crimes at neighboring properties. All those years, no one in the neighborhood complained. But now, the Beacon Woods East Homeowner’s Association in Hudson says the signs are against their deed restrictions and have to go.The HOA sued both Brown and Pacheco. They say they feel targeted for no reason. “I’ve defended my country, and I’ll defend my property,” said Brown, who has hired an attorney and plans to fight the lawsuit. Something that makes this case even more peculiar is that Brown and Pacheco have two of the best looking lawns in the neighborhood. Other homes have unkept lawns and mold growing on the side of their homes. But Brown and Pacheco have lush, green grass and clean homes. And they’re certainly not the only ones with security signs.

The deed restrictions say no signs, but state law trumps that restriction. The law says all Florida homeowners can have one sign, provided by a commercial company.  Read more:

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