Spearfish, SD asked in Civil Rights for South Dakota

Q: HOA past and present board members and their families and friends, can they do these things to their neighbors?

Can a HOA board member put dog poop on your door step? Can a HOA board member have get togethers next door and allow their children and friends in your yard, driveway and behind your garage whenever you are gone? Can a HOA board members husband dig underground dog fence and its dug on your property while allowing another neighbor to drive his lawnmower across your landscape rocks and yard to help him? Can HOA board member allow their dog and friends dog to always be in your front yard doing its pooping and peeing and throwing the ball in your yard for dogs to retrieve? Can HOA board members put slow down signs in middle of the street while allowing their's and others children to play in the streets while all the parents look on? Can a HOA board member allow their dog to come running at you, while on your own property?

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Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: People CAN do lots of things. It does not mean it that it is right, permissible or legal

There may be law violations like trespassing. You may be able to seek injunctive relief.

There may be other causes of actions.

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