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#234-G, Hunting Ridge Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Huang (March 30, 1994) (Panel: Savage, Gick, Glancy)  

The homeowners association (HOA) complained that the homeowner (HO) was in violation of the rules by failing to cover up the parged (waterproofed) surfaces of her home.    

The evidence at the hearing showed that the HOA Declaration stated that "no parged surface shall be exposed on the exterior of any building....Stucco surfaces must be approved by the Architectural Review Committee."  The HOA had notified the HO several times that her home had exposed parging and she had agreed to correct the violation by stuccoing the exposed areas; however, she stuccoed only the side wall of the home and not the front or rear walls.  The evidence also showed that the HO had applied for permission to stucco her home and in her application enclosed a sample of the stucco, which the HOA approved.  The HO claimed the HOA told her that planting bushes in front of parged walls would also meet community standards but the HOA denied telling her this and there was no other evidence to corroborate it; on the contrary the HOA specifically twice informed her, in writing, that bushes would not resolve the violation.

The hearing panel did not believe the HO's claim that the HOA told her that plants could substitute for stucco; the panel also concluded that the HO knew the difference between stucco and parging.  Then panel held that the HO was in willful violation of the Declaration, and ordered her to have the front and rear walls stuccoed within 30 days at her own cost.

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