Townhouse n'hood of a little more than 100 homes is 44 years old,
I've been here 40. Some others for a long time but no one else as
Today for first time, I'm involved in the landscaping, gardening.
All i was supposed to do was show the prospective gardener around.
The president for the last 3 years, resident much longer, shows
me where the common areas are, but she's wrong in many cases. A
previous president was wrong wrt my lot lines.
HOA meetings have given hints that many don't understand what an
easement is. They think the HOA owns the easements.
Before I talk to her, is there any chance we do? Even if we've
been mowing the easements for 20 years, legally and morally they
still don't belong to us, right?
Some neighbors would be happy to be told they own this extra land.
Others have all along been treating the land like it's theirs. But
others might not want the burden of mowing, etc. How do we handle
Any advice is welcome.
Also, the plat does not always precisely match reality. Small
changes in the shape of the road were made that were never copied
back to the plat.
Lots at end of group are bigger, some much bigger than other lots.
Usually 8 houses per building. Pres. thinks the area between
buildings and near buildings are common areas. Except in two
cases, I don't think they are. The plat shows that ownership is
split between the houses on either side, or at the edge of the
neighborhood, it is owned by the nearest house. I guess that means
we've been paying to mow lawns we're not responsible for, and that
would be fine if we were not seriously short of money.
Also she pointed to the long thin area between the back yards of
two parallel streets (although I'm not convinced we've really been
mowing that. I think the people who live there have.)
.. Of course the plat is very difficult to read because there
are lot lines, walkway easement lines, drain pipee easement lines, dimensions, lot numbers, street numbers all on top of each other.
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