by: Jason Barry
If a homeowner leaves a trash can out, or doesn’t cut back weeds – most homeowners associations will issue a fine.
“What they’re essentially doing is making it impossible for any homeowner to rent in this neighborhood,” said Botea.
“If I’m in Tempe and I jaywalk and someone from an HOA board sees me, the HOA can evict me as a tenant in Peoria,” said Nickele. “It’s far overreaching.”
CBS 5 News reached out to Preferred Communities, the management company working with HOAs to require the crime free lease addendum in their neighborhoods.
Karin Hatch, vice president of Preferred Properties, sent CBS 5 News this statement:
“Preferred Communities is an HOA Community Management Company that fully supports Crime Free Resolutions and participation in Crime Free Programs by Homeowners Associations.