Homeowners' Associations

Monday, October 31, 2016

Can the HOA Limit or Prohibit Election Signage in the Front Yard?

This election season is one of the most contentious in recent memory, and Americans are by and large sharply divided on their Presidential candidate allegiance – or, not sure at all. The First Amendment provides explicit protections for those wishing to voice their opinion on the various issues, and of course allows for voters to proudly display their support for one candidate over the other.

However, what becomes of a homeowners’ association or condominium association that places restrictions – or outright prohibitions – on the placement of election-related signage in the front yard of a private residence? On the one hand, HOA’s commonly cite aesthetics as the reason for such prohibitions. On the other, residents are within their free speech rights to proclaim affinity for a particularly candidate running for office. In the end, who wins?

As with an good legal question, the answer is: It Depends.

Read more . . .

Monday, August 31, 2015

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