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Subject: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
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TomB
(California)

Posts:3


10/21/2005 11:53 AM  
I recently read an article on the American Homeowners Research site dealing with a woman with 99 acres ajacent to a HOA that 1/2 acre
of her property is over the property line of the association. She has been billed for several years for annual assessments and her attorney (now deceased) told her to ignore them. They seem to be after her with a vengance. Someone on the AHRC site sent her a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in December 1948. In the Declaration article 20 (2) it states NO ONE MAY BE COMPELLED TO BELONG TO AN ASSOCIATION, it appears to have worked for her, my questions is has anyone tested thier HOA sending a letter referencing this Declaration? This is my first exposure to an Association and the Hatfield and McCoy attitudes
discust me to no end. I would love to send a letter (sense the only holdings we have is a weed park and slime pond) informing them I cancel my membership and have no need for thier personal issues.
Please let me know if anyone has considered this challenge.

Tom
Ione, California
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(California)

Posts:570


10/21/2005 2:12 PM  
Her situation sounds unique. However, membership in the HOA is normally part of the property deed, as are other deed restrictions, like minimum square footage. So, in purchasing the property, the buyer agrees to HOA membership at that time, along with all the other things that are agreed to when a property is purchased. That is why opting out of the HOA is not an option, after the purchase.

If you are unhappy with your HOA, you may want to consider running for the Board or volunteering for a committee. That way, you can help make the positive changes you would like to see.

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HankL


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10/24/2005 5:51 PM  
So-called "human rights" are those that can only be given up (through murder, for example), not taken away. Buying the land is voluntary and Association must be disclosed at that point. She is a member, like it or not. Her lawyers win without a real leg to stand on because the opposition (you) are not playing good clean hardball. If you proceed to attempt to get her to pay the debt, and she refuses, you could wind up legally forclosing on the property and having the Sheriff selling it on the steps of the Courthouse. Don't be intimidated by a lawyer making a useless argument. Proceed as per your documents, and she will fold. Make sure you dot all the "i"s and cross all the "t"s and try to not deviate even a little when you exercise your legal powers to collect a legal debt.
Hank
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