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Homeowner’s drain tile trenches wreak havoc in neighbors’ yards

Mike HunterQ: A member of our homeowners’ association believes he does not have to follow our subdivision’s covenants, conditions and restrictions (or CCRs). He filled in the natural depression of the drainage ditch in his back yard to level the area. He then built a catch basin at his property line where the natural water flow would normally have gradually drained onto the adjacent lot, and installed drain tile trenches that all empty into a catch basin.

Now during heavy rains, his neighbor has rapids over 4 feet wide and sometimes over a foot deep eroding away his yard.

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Who should pay assessments on lots?

Michael HunterQ: Our development was approved by the county planning department in late 2000, but didn’t actually break ground until 2003. Once the HOA was created, assessments were levied on individual lot owners, but the developer has never paid assessments for any of the undeveloped lots that it owns.

Further, the developer holds two of the three seats on our board of directors. Is the developer required to pay the assessments on the undeveloped lots that it owns? It still has about 100 unsold lots.

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Who should pay assessments on lots?

Q: Our development was approved by the county planning department in late 2000, but didn’t actually break ground until 2003. Once the HOA was created, assessments were levied on individual lot owners, but the developer has never paid assessments for any of the undeveloped lots that it owns.

Further, the developer holds two of the three seats on our…

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