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CCFJ.NET: Lake Nona woman says HOA is stopping her from having alligator removed from backyard
|Article Courtesy of WFTV Channel 9 Orlando
By Sarabeth Ackerman
Published June 15, 2018
ORANGE COUNTY – The Lake Nona woman who saw an alligator just feet from her 6-year-old found out there’s nothing she can do to have it removed.
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QUESTION: Can a Home Owners Association enter my property and remove something that does not meet the rules of HOA? Do property owners have the right to protect their person and property? Is this a violation of the property owner’s constitutional rights?
ANSWER: Provided that the Home Owners Association rules are not against public policy or in violation of some federal and state law, then the rules are valid. Home Owners Associations’ community documents set out building restrictions, rules, and regulations, declarations, covenants and so much the more. These rules affect the properties maintained by the association but can be amended.
One of the purposes of Home Owners Association rules is to protect the aesthetic value of the property within the community and to keep the peace. Read more: