One of my readers contacted me earlier this month.
Apparently, she committed the unforgivable sin of planting perennial peanut in her yard.
Now she’s facing an ongoing lawsuit by her Homeowner’s Association – check this mess out:
Though I’m not a legal expert by any stretch, this whole lawsuit seems rather silly, particularly since the Florida-Friendly Landscaping law should supersede some of the local neighborhood nonsense.
“In February 2007, we were sent a violation letter from Melrose Management that demanded we remove dead sod in our easement area. We were under water restrictions at the time and waited until May 2007 to replace the sod withperennial peanut, a Florida-friendly groundcover. Our HOA documents allow for 90% of our lot to be planted, covered, and maintained in grass or other natural vegetation. The groundcover is/was allowed by our documents; apparently someone on the “board” didn’t like it. The board’s selective enforcement continues to this day: they claim certain landscaping changes are “not in keeping with the community aesthetics”. Whose community aesthetics?”
HOAs: Evil… or just horrid?
Good luck, folks.