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Old 09-10-2014, 07:06 PM
PunditLisa is offline
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My husband's uncle owns a property in a swanky subdivision that used to apart of the Biltmore Estate. You can't even put a For Sale sign up in the yard because it's too gauche for the homeowners. The HOA and he battled it out over the years over minor issues, until one day he was issued a demand to remove his garden, as it violated their landscaping requirements. He refused. They actually took him to court. He won because the laws were ex post facto -- he'd moved in before the covenants were written, and were unenforceable to him. As a thank you for taking him to court, he's expanded his garden over the years, to where it takes up nearly the entire yard. I'm not talking an innocent tomato plant. I'm talking a half acre of corn. As you can imagine, his neighbors loooooove him.