When Garrett and Angela Holmes received a letter from their home association, they couldn’t believe what they were reading. The letter stated that the HOA was demanding they remove the wheelchair ramp in their home. Thinking that there had to be a mistake, thye ignored the letter. However, the HOA fired back by putting a lien on their home. They couldn’t believe what was happening. They had been living with the ramp for ten years and there was never a problem, so what suddenly changed? Well, the HOA had a new president who decided the ramp had to go. Angela decided to fight back, and then things completely escalated.
Angela decided to address the HOA board directly, asking why they claimed the ramp needed to be removed. Although it was an uncomfortable conversation, the new HOA president said that it was visually unappealing. Angela fought back saying that she would not comply with their unreasonable request, saying that she had rights.
Angela refused to remove the ramp, and she soon received a notice from the HOA that informed her that a lien had been placed on her home and in order to stop it, she would have to comply with their request to remove the ramp. She was furious, but she realized that this was a much bigger issue than she had initially anticipated.