Jennifer, Other/Just Looking in Knoxville, TN

Is it illegal for an HOA to adopt a covenant prohibiting For Lease/Rent signs but permit For Sale signs?

Asked by Jennifer, Knoxville, TN Mon Oct 27, 2008

I'm the HOA president and have been asked to research this. The quorum present at our last meeting was unanimous in wanting this formally adopted. Of course, the owner of the home with new tenants every year was not there.

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HOA have a lot of power. I know that I have worked with several different associations that had similar rules. Some did not allow any kind of signs. Some allowed signs in the window but not on the outside. Some allowed almost anything. However, as has already been stated, this really is a legal issue that needs a legal professional to answer. In addition, you need to be aware of conforming with state and federal laws as well.

Please keep my e-mail address below. I'd love to know what your attorney says.

Best Wishes,
Bob Evridge
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Hop Bailey Co.
310 Forest Park Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37919
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As Realtors, we are not allowed to give legal advice. I would suggest that you consult a good HOA attorney and discuss this with them. I would caution you that our local city, county, and state laws may or may not prohibit this action, even if your covenants allow it, so be certain before you choose to act upon this. If you would like the names of three good firms/attorneys in the Knoxville area, please email me and I will get you them and you can consult with an experienced professional.

Best Regards,

Renee Robinson, Realtor
Realty Executives Associates
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that is truely a question for your hoa's attorney to get a 100% correct answer. There is a law that allows for sale signs of a certain size however i do not know of any that madates you to allow for rent signs. Good luck with working it out and please let me know what you find out.
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