115. My HOA won’t do anything! Can the authorities take my home in my HOA without paying me because my renter was arrested for growing marijuana in the basement ?

Your HOA cannot help you – it’s YOUR own individual property, your home. It is not the responsibility of your HOA. YOU are responsible for the actions of your renter.


Civil forfeiture prohibits the government from confiscating property unless it can show “by a preponderance of the evidence” that the property is substantially connected to the crime. This is a much higher standard of proof than “probable cause.”  If a property owner successfully challenges the seizure in court, the government has to pay legal fees. And if the confiscation causes substantial hardship to the owner, the government just may release the property.

reference – not definitive:  US Department of Justice: