Gainesville Homeowner Outraged By Neighborhood Association Fines
They say she doesn't follow the rules. She says their fines are illegal. It's homeowner versus homeowners association, and now a team of volunteer researchers are getting involved.
Angela Woodhull points to a lot of changes she says the Tower Oaks Homeowners Association has forced her to make to her property, and she says she's been singled out for speaking out against the association.
Tom Daniel, a homeowners association board member, says Woodhull hasn't been singled out at all.
"She doesn't abide by the rules," Daniel said. "she doesn't think they apply to her."
But, there is a third party involved in this dispute. Seniors v. Crime is a volunteer organization set-up by the Florida Attorney General and it's supposed to prevent victimization. They say the fines are illegitimate.
"They're creating rules that they don't have authority to enforce much less fine people for," John Carawalla said.
But Daniel, who is a lawyer by trade, disagrees.
Seniors V. Crime, which has an office in the Alachua County Sheriff's Office building but doesn't actually employ sworn deputies, says they think restitution should be paid to some homeowners because of the fines.
They also say that Woodhull's claim that the whole board should resign might be warranted.
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