This article, written by a construction attorney, is about green initiatives (solar, etc.) but it seems it would apply across the board, including ... oh, say, screened-in porches?
(And speaking of solar, did you know Maryland passed a law saying homeowner associations can't prevent homeowners from adding solar panels? I asked the then-board president about this last year and was told he didn't think the board would allow them, regardless of the new legislation. Read about that legislation here. And here is a link to the actual bill. If you go to the bottom of the page you can download the "fiscal and policy note," which has more details.)
From Contractor Mag.com:
Is the offending item likely to adversely affect property values? This takes “expert testimony.” Some potential buyers/tenants may be attracted to a community that puts its environmental money where its mouth is, so to speak, but the people who want to keep the objects out clearly think they will hurt property values.
Does the restriction serve a useful purpose or is it just arbitrary? Again, this is a call by a judge.
Has enforcement been consistent and uniform up until now?Full story here.
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