Orlando, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: HOA regulation states no commercial trucks or trailers cannot be parked in lots. Can a person trailer be parked?

Feel like that sentence can be interpreted differently. I have a personal cargo trailer. Does the sentence mean any trailers or commercial trailers??

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A: Based on your stated version of the document, a judge would likely interpret it to mean any trailer. Generally, most HOA documents exclude commercial vehicles, trailers, campers, recreational vehicles. You have to check not only the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, but any board adopted Rules and Regulations. If you are unsure you can take your documents to an experienced HOA attorney for review. I do not recommend testing the restriction by parking a trailer on your lot because HOA litigation can generally cost six figures to litigate to trial.

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