HOA Strikes Again: Florida HOA Demands Nurse Removes Her Quarantine RV
An overbearing HOA is at it again. We have posted countless stories of residents having issues with their HOAs. This time, a nurse in Florida is battling the COVID-19 virus and now also on the frontlines fighting her neighborhood association.
A Jacksonville, Florida-area nurse is being threatened with a $1,000 fine if she doesn’t remove the RV she has in her driveway that she prepared for quarantine use, being that she’s at high risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. While she is at high-risk, her daughter who has special needs also lives at her home.
Local news, News 4Jax, reports that Sarah Lynch lives in the Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club in Green Cove Springs and has said the HOA board is being unfair to her current situation.
“We figured the HOA would be more lenient as the community is all pulling together,” Lynch said.
For the time being, Lynch is working from home, triaging calls and managing staff and patients, however, she anticipates being called into the hospital soon to help with coronavirus treatment.
Days after moving the motor home from storage to her driveway, she and her husband noticed a note from the Magnolia Point HOA taped to the camper. The note said she must remove the vehicle immediately or face fines.
“They had a big argument, discussion via the board without speaking to us and decided that we needed to remove our RV or we would be charged $100 a day, up to $1,000, if we left it here,” Lynch said.
While the HOA has rules for a reason, these are unprecedented times for everyone, especially those in the medical field. And this seems like not only a smart idea but a responsible one. Lynch believes it’s likely she will need to self-quarantine at some point due to work, and since the have the RV already, why not use it?
At the time of this article, Lynch is currently keeping her RV off-site at a storage facility to avoid fines.