July 19

HOA security guards pulling people over as if they were cops!

Our firm works for homeowner associations (HOA), primarily doing collection work but sometimes advising associations as to other legal matters.  A few days ago I ran across this story on WSB where several local HOAs were having their security guards attempt to “pull over” those the guards felt violated their speed limits or ran stop signs.  Technically since they aren’t cops they do not have the legal right to stop someone, and I can see how this behavior could easily escalate into a major confrontation.  Nonetheless, if you do not comply or pay their “ticket” they may ban you from the association property, which includes the streets of the subdivision or country club.  I can’t recommend this to anyone due to the liability it causes.

See the WSB Story.