44. I rent a home from an owner in the HOA, can I attend the HOA meetings?

Depends on your HOA’s policy – typically, HOA meetings are for homeowners. However, the HOA should consider including renters, after all, renters aid in the continuing value of property. The governing documents must be followed, no matter if you rent or own.

Without knowledge you cannot abide by the governing documents. Your landlord is required to notify the HOA of your contact information as a renter. A positive action on behalf of an HOA would be to welcome renters, encourage participation on volunteer projects while being a part of the community. Interaction is necessary for neighborly acceptance – meet your neighbors, follow the community’s website, bulletin boards and newsletters, stay current.

Renters represent their landlord’s property value while living in an HOA.