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Clubs and Associations

Garage Sale or Thrift Shop in Disguise? How Should a Homeowners Association Respond?

Blog sponsored by Becker & Poliakoff Fall is the time of year when a lot of people are cleaning out their closets, gathering up unused household items, and having garage sales.  Over the past few weeks, in fact, I noticed banners posted at many community entrances announcing community wide garage sales.   But what about the homeowners who on a monthly basis fill their driveway with multiple used strollers, suitcases, microwaves, vacuums, toaster ovens, mountains of clothes and the occasional spare tire?  Can this possibly be a legitimate garage sale?  And if not, what can a homeowners association do to stop such activity? A garage sale is a sale of used household...