Homeowners associations are great at getting a neighbor to mow his lawn. But they can also be a costly source of frustration.
Clare Trapasso (via Realtor.com)
The other most common fines were for putting out the trash too early—or too late; improper or untimely holiday decorations; owning a pet; improperly parked vehicles; renting out rooms; and speeding through the neighborhood.
HOA members have also been fined for things like adding a deck, patio, or fence without permission from the association; painting a home an unapproved color; and paying HOA dues late.