Lake Charles, LA asked in Public Benefits and Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana

Q: My HOA sent a letter stating a fence must be erected however my fence was destroyed due Hurricane Laura what can i do

We’re going to erect a fence but repairs are still in progress. However the restrictive covenants was sent stating the restrictions may be enforced by mandatory and prohibitory injunctions by any owner whose land is affected by the restrictions

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If possible, I would suggest that you hire an attorney to act on your behalf to contact the Board or property management company and explain your situation (which they are most likely aware) and a timeline for you to have the fence erected and see if this resolves things. Your attorney would also review the subdivision's governing documents and see how they do (do not) impact you. If you are not able to hire an attorney or prefer not to do so, then you can do the same thing as I recommend that your attorney do on your behalf. Good luck.

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