for homeowner associations on our panel observes:
Others see associations as less benign as private citizens on association boards seem to wield powers similar to a government. Lawsuits have broken out over whether an owner could build a treehouse (Westridge), post a sign supporting the candidate of one's choice (Alexandria), display an American flag on a mailbox (Montclair) or have a mailbox that wasn't metal and monogrammed with the letter W (Bowie, Md.). In the latter case, brought by one of our panelists, 96% of the homeowners had incurred a cost of $500 each for the mandated mailboxes before his legal challenge was decided by the court.
Is the protection of property value worth the surrender of individual choice to architectural review boards and the like? What mechanisms are there to keep leaders of homeowner associations from "going too far?" Do new laws like the 2015 Virginia Homeowner Bill of Rights restore the balance of power?
The distinguished panel:
Manassas attorney, who focuses on representing homeowner associations
Dr. Keith Strong, Bowie, Md.
Scientist and homeowner, who recently won a judgment against his homeowner
Sen. Scott Surovell
Fairfax Co. attorney, who represents homeowners challenging decisions of homeowner associations
Lake Ridge Business Woman
Committee of 100 Treasurer,
A military lawyer residing in the Montclair community
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Prince William Committee of 100-2016-2017 Program Year
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CURRENT NEWS Delegate Rich Anderson, presented a joint House-Senate Memorial Resolution celebrating the life of the late William H. (Bill) Mastbrook, one of the founders of PWC-100.
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