Remedies for long-ignored violations
Q. Our HOA has some very specific restrictions. For instance, one requires owners to screen trash containers behind a barrier. Over the last several years, many of these restrictions have not been enforced. The current board would like to begin an enforcement program. We would only require a correction of a violation if we determined that it could be corrected at reasonable cost and limited inconvenience, and we’d give the property owner plenty of time. Is there a statute of limitations that would “grandfather” a past violation and prohibit the HOA from enforcing it? Does the tolerance of violations over many years prohibit the HOA from forbidding future violations of a similar kind?