[QUOTE=Bloodyshitcakes;110892]Were you home to receive the notifications? Please don’t use the “Merchant Mariner” excuse when you have explained to us that you are not paying because of how your HOA operates. Cut your damn grass, get the clunker on cinder blocks off of the front lawn, pay your damn bill and move on.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=DeckApe;110894]Sounds like you have a contractual oblation to pay them money. You have chosen not pay and they want you out. It’s like not paying your credit card bill because you can’t understand their customer service representatives.
Grow up. Pay up or sell your house. Quit giving us all a bad name.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=brjones;110895]If there is, wouldn’t that mean you would have to be at sea when you got served? You already admitted that you got the notice and you dont pay becasue you are not happy with the HOA. So either pay it or move. I never understand why people move into HOA neighborhoods. You have to pay someone every month to tell you to mow your lawn or what color you can paint your house? No thank you. My house I’ll do with it as I please.[/QUOTE]
Getting the notice they have been trying to serve me however I was not home to receive it. So no during the time I was not home but as proceedings went farther and the court date has been set I get regular mail reviewing the entire process. This mail was not certified so it was in my box and required no signature.
I find it hard to restrain myself from responding to these comments, however I will say that reading comprehension is something apparently many here are lacking. When you read a post read the entire post, then re-read it and make sure you have read it and understand all of it before opening your mouth and responding with ignorance.
[QUOTE=Tugs;111060]If I read your original post correctly, [B][I][U]You DO maintain your property but others do not[/U][/I][/B], so you are with holding your HOA fees. The only way that I know of doing this is to put your fees in a escrow account and then tell them that you will not make payments until they uphold their end on the contract.
Now, I am not a Lawyer but I have had friends go through this when I lived in Naples, Florida which has more HOA’s then anywhere else that I have lived. The idea behind the escrow account is to so that you prove that you have the funds but will not make them available to them until they do what is needed.[/QUOTE]
Yes I keep my property maintained and in pristine condition although I am rarely home, last year I was on the payroll 306 days and still managed to care for my home and yard. My issue is the few others that are a constant problem and the HOA never force mows their yard or replaces fence pickets or anything else. I know you have seen the idiots that park on both sides of the road directly across from one another but yet have no cars in their driveway or garage? I pay for services and if the services are not provided than there is no reason to pay, however I am willing to pro-rate the services which are available such as the pool, tennis courts, park ect…ect…
This really pisses me off to no end, when the neighborhood was built it was 200k-400k homes and in Houston, Tx that is a nice place. Fast forward to the housing crunch and market crash the developer panicked and decided to start adding in some 80k houses towards the other sections of the neighborhood which in-turn brought in the trash and rift raft like above that can not read and comprehend simple statements and sentences.
So long story short its principle on my part and morally I just do not typically pay for services not rendered. Now if you few people above that responded telling me to “grow up” make a habit of paying for things you do not receive that is your business I do not wish to take part in that contract of no contract. When you “grow up” and realize there are 2 sides to every contract then maybe you can understand my points and retain some of the money you have been wasting paying for services which are not being provided.