Every community has a HOA, and we pay for it with county property tax. It's called Code Enforcement.
Mostly, these laws deal with very valid safety issues (Like the overgrown fire hazards etc), but they also deal with goofy stuff too.
My trailer is parked illegally in my driveway. No one has complained, so the county doesn't care. Whats wierd is, if a new neighbor moves in and cries.. I have to move it.
I and it were already here, and they can see it in full view when they buy. It's not a suprise.
Thats not right. It's on MY property, not the county street and creates no specific hazard for anyone. It also isn't falling to bits and isn't an eyesore.
I have seen some HOAs that will not allow a CAR to be parked in the driveway. It's like a ghost town in those tracts. No sign of life out front, no individualizm.. no character.
I agree tho, that piling dead cars, parts, building materials and other "junk" in ones front yard does effect others from a monetary standpoint. What I have in the back that no one can see, isn't illegal, toxic or hazaradous, is my business.. not the nieghbors.
I have nieghbors that call the county for any little thing.. on everyone. (Accept they like my trailer.. odd) They are here about 3 times a year. It's a weekend house only for them.