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25 horror stories that will make you fear the homeowner association

Cheapism Logo By Saundra Latham of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 26: A Sacramento-area HOA stunned residents by requiring them to leave their garage doors open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day or face a $200 fine. The supposed problem: People living illegally in the garages. The HOA backed down after the requirement spurred plenty of backlash from residents none too pleased with having to lock down bikes and other valuables.

LEAVE YOUR GARAGE DOOR OPEN -- ALL DAY

A Sacramento-area HOA stunned residents by requiring them to leave their garage doors open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day or face a $200 fine. The supposed problem: People living illegally in the garages. The HOA backed down after the requirement spurred plenty of backlash from residents none too pleased with having to lock down bikes and other valuables.
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