Beltsville, MD asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland

Q: Do the Home Owner Association have the right to stop home owners from walking their dogs on the property.

Or walking their dogs on the community street to get the dogs off the property for a walk on the public street.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The answer starts with a review of the HOA bylaws. It continues to checking them against the covenants. It continues to reviewing the procedural integrity of the process that created the presumably new rule. And, then, at least as to rules involving public thoroughfares, the result gets checked against state and local law as to the particular roads involved.

Or, you could go for a less qualified opinion, but you can get that at the back fence from your neighbor.

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