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Subject: HOA making trouble - need quick answer! Date: 3/5/2005 1:14 AM
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We're close to closing on a single family house in Snohomish County, Washington state, when we read about two objectionable rules in the home owner's association agreement:

1. No signs can be posted anywhere on the property visible to the street except for "for sale" signs.

2. The HOA agreement must be attached as an addendum to the lease agreement. If the tenant violates an HOA rule, the HOA board of directors has the right to evict the tenant. There's not even any language about notifying the owner.

I suppose #1 might be enforceable. Would I be able to defend a sign posted in my window?

It seems to me that #2 must be illegal. Tenants have lots of rights. Being evicted by a group of people the tenant has a tenuous relationship with doesn't seem possible.

We're closing in two weeks, so a quick answer would be appreciated!
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