HOAs are a nightmare,’ fumes homeowner threatened with fine after neighbor ‘peeped’ into yard and reported petty issue

A HOMEOWNER has slammed HOAs for creating strict rules that turn neighbors into enemies.

TikToker Abdul said one nosy neighbor reported him to the board after peering through his fence to look at his backyard.


A homeowner said his neighbor peered through his backyard fence to report an HOA violation (file photo)Credit: Getty

In a video, the homeowner (@abdulonemillion) explained how people can use HOA rules as an excuse to be rude to others.

“Neighborhood HOAs are a nightmare,” the user captioned the post.

Abdul explained that he had seen a video about a resident who got in trouble for working on his car in his front driveway.

Neighbors thought that working on the car was an eyesore, and told him to take it elsewhere, Abdul said.

In the comment section of the video, Abdul noticed how some users were siding with the HOA and making remarks like, “Some people don’t want to see a junkyard in their neighborhood.”

This frustrated the TikToker who’s gotten nothing but trouble from the associations.

Abdul said he previously had a neighbor who sneaked up behind his home and looked inside his backyard to look at his lawn.

Even though the backyard was fenced and hidden from the public, the neighbor reported that Abdul’s grass had grown an inch past regulation.

The HOA left Abdul a note and told him that he either had to mow his grass or they would hire someone to do it and bill him for the service.

“Sometimes people just don’t have nothing better to do,” he explained.

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“Or maybe you’re a shade too dark for them.”

Abdul’s followers agreed with his frustrations and said homeowners might as well be renters if they have to follow so many rules.

How to handle problems with your HOA

  • Residents who experience drama with their HOAs are encouraged to try and keep an open line of communication with the board
  • It’s also recommended to stay up to date on the rules of their contracts and agreements
  • Those facing issues should first communicate with other residents to see if there is mutual concern
  • After organizing with neighbors, a cohesive complaint can be presented at a meeting
  • Once an issue is presented at a meeting, changes can officially be made without creating more drama
  • Neighbors who are unhappy with how an HOA is led should also be encouraged to run for a spot on the board


The HOA drama comes as residents in California are trying to stop the spread of surveillance cameras that are being put up to combat crime.

On Friday, California Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed that 480 cameras would be installed in Oakland with hopes that crime rates would slow in the San Francisco Bay.

This has stirred drama among HOA boards as some want safeguards against criminals while others fear the cameras would infringe on their privacy.

“Where is the evidence additional cameras increase safety?” resident Hilary Newman said at an HOA meeting for Crestmont, a neighborhood in Oakland, the Oaklandside reported.

“I’m also concerned that cameras can lead to harassment of innocent visitors and neighbors, especially those of color.”

Meanwhile, another neighbor has slammed her HOA for failing to stop a neighbor from blocking their driveway.

And another resident was forced to move out after someone bid just $500 for his home.

Residents who experience drama with their HOAs are encouraged to try and keep an open line of communication with their board.

It’s recommended to review the terms of their agreement before making a complaint with the board.

It can also be helpful to organize with other homeowners who may have similar complaints.

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