Can’t have those awful flags flying now, can we? It might lower the value of the homes nearby:
Larry Murphree explained that his homeowners’ association in the Sweetwater community wants him to remove the flag because it violates home display rules. Furthermore, he is facing $8,000 in fines if he doesn’t take it out of his flower pot.
“I want it to go away. It’s such a minor little thing and they keep coming after me,” Murphree told WAWS. “They just sent me a letter that says I owe them around $8,000 and they put a foreclosure lien on my house.”
Murphree has 30 days to pay the fines and remove the flag or the homeowners’ association will move forward with the foreclosure.
The veteran had a similar fight with the homeowners’ association last year and he filed a lawsuit which was settled out of court. Now the homeowners’ association flag display rules have been rewritten since then.
I don’t know how you civilized people live with these tin-pot tyrants in the HOAs. I really don’t.
Give me the country life any day of the week. I can do what I want and don’t have some knucklehead with a rulebook telling me what I can do on my property.
Yeah, I have to drive a few miles to town if I want groceries, but it beats dealing with stuff like this.