Question: I own a single-family home in a common-interest development. One of the reasons we purchased this house was because we knew it had covenants, conditions and restrictions, and felt that we won’t have to worry about policing our neighbors. That’s what the board is supposed to do. But after only a year, I’m very frustrated.

There are a few condominiums here, so parts of our complex have a higher density. The people who live there keep coming over to the single-family home neighborhoods. They use our sidewalks and pools and other amenities. We see other violations of the CC&Rs every day. My wife and I have attended board meetings to voice our complaints to the board. The issues we report are, in our opinion, discounted.

The violators we complain about are told “just don’t do it again,” but we want them fined or penalized.

The violators we complain about are told “just don’t do it again,” but we want them fined or penalized. When we complain about over-watering or the association taking too long to correct common-area problems, we’re told “the board is looking into it.” They aren’t correcting these problems fast enough, yet our monthly fees rise every year. Should we move? [READ MORE at The Los Angeles Times]