If I moved in 5 years ago and the backyard landscaping was completed within 10 days of move in, what can I do if I’m now being fined?

We submitted HOA required documents 5 years ago. There was a recent change in management companies and documents were lost or not turned over. We were sent a failure to comply with having our backyard completed within 6 months of purchase. I again provided pictures and documents required by HOA and fines have not been removed from bill. Amount of fine was $ 645 and now sits at $345. The board removed $300 of the fee but refuse to remove the balance. Is there any action I can take?

Asked on August 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You may need some legal clout here.  You need to ask them to document the fine and proof of non-compliance (that may be your right in the documents you signed at closing but is surely your right under the law).  Otherwise they are going to continue to have the fine remain on your bill.  Good luck.

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