SOUTH CAROLINA – Simpsonville man’s dispute with HOA may lead to jailtime
Greenvilleonline.com: Simpsonville man’s dispute with HOA may lead to jailtime
By Angelia Davis February 1, 2019
A homeowner in Simpsonville is facing potential jail time after haggling with his homeowners association about a shed on his property and related court fees for nearly two years. How Melchior Julien’s dispute with his HOA got to this point is a complicated story that touches on the nature of HOAs, how neighborhood covenants are enforced and perceptions of race relations in the South.In the seven years he’s been in the Holly Tree Plantation subdivision, Julien has encountered several problems with his HOA and the ordeal has escalated to where he’s now facing 30 days in jail if he doesn’t pay $3,600 in attorney fees by Feb. 1.Greenville attorney John Crawford Jr., who represents the Holly Tree HOA, said it would be the first time he’s had a homeowner go to jail after failing to obey the neighborhood’s rules. Read more:
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