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'We screwed them out of potentially millions': Jealous HOA Karen's shrubbery objections unearth interesting details about the HOA's policies

Things can get serious when it comes to shrubberies, especially when you're going head-to-head against the local HOA's mode meddling member… or on a quest for the Holy Grail. Whether it's a Knight of Ni or an HOA Karen, you'd best have your wits about you when they come around making demands about shrubberies and their appearances. When you decide to go meddling with things that you ought not to be meddling with you, you need to be careful. And that's because you might send someone on the warpa…
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'I’ll notify you every time': Man calls HOA members each time he puts out trash cans after they fine him for putting out the garbage

'I’ll notify you every time': Man calls HOA members each time he puts out trash cans after they fine him for putting out the garbage

This person is determined not to let their HOA stop them. As u/Endoman13 puts it, “I've never met anyone that said, ‘Oh good, an HOA.’” Home Owner's Associations are meant to keep neighborhoods clean and orderly… in theory. But in practice, these often end up as a cliquey group of busybodies who spend their time trying to fine their neighbors as many times as possible.
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'It was probably somewhere close to 300 lbs [of meat]': Neighbor dents dude's car, dude tricks him into giving him a freezer full of meat

Community is essential, serving to lift up and better the existence of the individual through the support of the group through mutual aid and assistance. Of course, there's an implication of trust involved when it comes to building community. The individuals involved need to exhibit a certain amount of altruism for mutualism to exist. Take, for example, two neighbors who have established trust and understanding. Rather than asking someone else to come and take care of their house while they're…
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'[House] flippers were... unhappy with my mother's "unsightly" driveway': HOA tells family to clear their driveway, mother installs a sign to get back at them

What HOA wants, HOA will get. When they pick a fight with this family, they're going to get much more of a hassle than they ever anticipated. Parents can sense something in the air as summer is coming to a close, and they instinctually realize: It's time to make the kids clean out the garage with me. Why do parents have this instinct? Science has not given us the answer yet. Maybe they realize that school is about to be back in session, and their kids have had a lot of fun already this summer.…
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'Our neighbor has taken our fence down': "Fence Lady" chops down neighbors' fence because it is blocking her air conditioner

'Our neighbor has taken our fence down': "Fence Lady" chops down neighbors' fence because it is blocking her air conditioner

The internet is totally divided over the case of two neighbors who are loudly feuding over the fence they share . In the age of social media, we often only see one side of the story. This leads to people being called out for their behavior, when there is missing information that adds more to our understanding of the story. This story of two neighbors is a perfect example of this, as the two sides have decided to battle it out both in person and through videos posted to social media . As you can…
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'He made the mistake of loudly announcing his wifi password to his guests': Dude hijacks terrible neighbor's wifi to get even

Anyone who has ever been a guest in someone's home has danced the dance of trying to connect to their Wi-Fi. If you're staying at your friend's place, they're probably able to instantly automatically authenticate you onto their network or relay to you the easily memorable, catchy, quirky phrase they use as a password. However, if you're staying with an older relative like your parents or grandparents, it's highly likely they're not even sure what their password is since they haven't connected a…
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'Your couch caught on fire this morning': 25 Random notes neighbors left for each other

“This rooster is a serious problem," one person lamented in a note to their loud neighbors.
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'The neighbor avoided them like a coward': Guy's property is repeatedly trespassed and damaged by neighbor's Airbnb guests

'The neighbor avoided them like a coward': Guy's property is repeatedly trespassed and damaged by neighbor's Airbnb guests

Where is an HOA when you actually need one? Of course, I'm being facetious when I write this because as we have seen so many times here at Fail Blog, HOAs can be treacherous. That being said, someone has to get this dude's neighbor kicked out of the community. Not only was he listing his place as an Airbnb, which is not against the rules of course but I wouldn't want to live next to one, but also he and his guests are consistently trespassing and damaging other people's property. It turns out,…
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'Neighbors suddenly became silent at nights': Dude's neighbors refuse to quiet down their kids at night, he gets even by playing loud rock music at 2:30am

'Neighbors suddenly became silent at nights': Dude's neighbors refuse to quiet down their kids at night, he gets even by playing loud rock music at 2:30am

Most parents teach their children about having respect for other people, but occasionally, you'll come across one or two who refuse to acknowledge that their kids need to learn a lesson. It's as if they are some untouchable species that could never do anything even remotely annoying or entitled or inappropriate. But we all know that kids can be all of those things. In fact, they are likely to lean into those qualities if no one calls them out, and it's preferable that their parents should be th…
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'Dude, get out from under the HOA's thumb': Guy sues HOA for water damage and wins, but HOA files bogus appeal

'Dude, get out from under the HOA's thumb': Guy sues HOA for water damage and wins, but HOA files bogus appeal

We know all too well at this point that HOA sagas can be drawn out for what seems like an eternity. Recently, a friend and her partner were unjustly fined for using an incorrectly installed air conditioner that was built by the prior tenant, who of course had not been fined. However, it did not matter who installed the air conditioner. The fact that someone discovered the installation went against the rules not long after they moved in and started using it was enough to hand out an intense fine…
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'I cut it off and moved it back to her yard': Guy engaged in petty back-and-forth with Karen neighbor, removes her snow fence

'I cut it off and moved it back to her yard': Guy engaged in petty back-and-forth with Karen neighbor, removes her snow fence

Every so often, a neighborhood feud turns out to be mutually beneficial for both parties. Here, we've got a petty back-and-forth between this married couple and their Karen neighbor over the placement of a snow fence. Karen, who is new to the neighborhood, zip-tied said snow fence right along to the couple's gutters. After the husband cut it off and moved it back to her own yard, a feud officially started between the two households. What followed was a series of revenge moves that included Kare…
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'Expose the fraudsters': Mother takes fraudulent HOA down from the inside

HOAs can be a modern nightmare—a group often run by meddling, pedantic busybodies who have nothing better to do than strictly enforce rules that they made and voted on themselves. But, while they might often be bored and overzealous, at least they're providing… something—right? Adding order to the orderless, civility to what would otherwise be a barbaric existence. Well, it turns out that's not always the case. It turns out that sometimes, or at least in this instance, your HOA may just be a sh…
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'[They] decided to [...] remove the fence': Karen goes on the offensive over damaged fence, guy removes it entirely

This Karen went on the offensive over a damaged fence, forcing her neighbor to take more drastic measures. A strong windstorm caused damage to a fence between two neighbors , this guy and his Karen neighbor. The insurance company wanted to wait until spring to repair it, but Karen didn't want to wait, so, she reported the damaged fence to the authorities to speed up the process. However, Karen had a hidden motive. She thought she could force the repairs to happen quickly, but she didn't know th…
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'He tried to steal my dog': Top 10+ Worst Neighbor Stories

'He tried to steal my dog': Top 10+ Worst Neighbor Stories

What does being neighborly even mean anymore? Especially when most of your neighbors are just self-absorbed, noisy, and nosy weirdos. It doesn't matter if you live in a relatively quiet suburb or an overly stimulating big city. Chances are you've probably dealt with a difficult neighbor at some point in your life. When I was living in my first New York City apartment as an adult, I once woke up in the middle of the night to someone repeatedly banging on my front door. My roommate and I were, of…
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'They got hit with more fines': Dude takes on his terrible next-door neighbor's in all-out neighborhood battle

There's an old saying, that advises one to “keep their friends close, and their enemies closer." Without a doubt whoever came up with this clearly had no idea what they were on about… because having your enemies too close isn't much fun for anyone. Certainly, having your enemies residing directly next door to you permanently within arm's reach, is much too close, and if you find yourself in this situation, you'll find yourself also wishing that they were a little bit further away. Heck, even li…
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'HOA came down to our house to personally ask us to remove the sign': Family devises HOA workaround to avoid 24-hour sign rule

'HOA came down to our house to personally ask us to remove the sign': Family devises clever HOA workaround to avoid 24-hour sign rule

This family will not be stopped by an HOA. The whole concept of an HOA is designed to benefit HOA members, not the people who live in the neighborhood . We all want to just decorate our properties as we see fit. If you're an adult who owns a property, why should anyone else tell you what to do there (not counting things outside the law, obviously). If you want to plant sunflowers, put in a nice swing, or support your favorite sports team with a sign or a flag, there's no reason you shouldn't do…
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