Though he doesn’t technically belong to the HOA (he’s exempt through his real estate contract) there is an active HOA in the neighborhood – which his neighbors are a part of. Neighbors in a Home Owners Association have issues that I don’t follow the HOA rules… So the neighbors called me an a**hole today… I bought a house 5 years ago that a real estate company built on speculation. They all seem to forget this though and continually try to give me HOA fines for breaking the rules of the HOA. They proceeded to tell me that I needed to address all the HOA issues and take care of the wood pile. As a homeowner, I tend to think that this guy probably has a fairly trashy bit of property, but that doesn’t mean he’s legally doing anything wrong.