Homeowners Bound by Vague Restrictive Covenants
Facts: Homeowners installed landscaping on their property without receiving approval from their association’s architectural review committee (ARC), which was required by restrictive covenants in the community’s governing documents. The homeowners refused to remove the landscaping after they were informed by the association’s manager that it conflicted with the appearance of the community and was prohibited. They argued that the restrictive covenants were vague and ambiguous as to what outdoor improvements could be made by homeowners.
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