I live (rent) a condo where every back yard is approx. 14 x 20 feet. Each back yard has a fence that's 6 feet high or so. I put up a trampoline in the back yard but the safety net is over the height of the fence. The HOA has a rule that I can not have anything taller than the fence.
There are some exceptions to the rule of having something taller than the fence (e.g umbrella, trees). I asked for an exception for the safety net and was denied and was instructed to take it down. I was told that the trampoline itself is not a violation. The safety net is 95% see through.
It's clearly an attempt to persuade me to remove the trampoline all together. Again the trampoline itself is not considered a violation.
There have been noise complaints. The kids get loud sometimes. This is not a violation of any rules either.
It is possible for me to take the net down and put it back up when the kids want to jump. It's a bit of a pain in the butt though. Each time I put it back when the kids want to jump. I get a message from the HOA to take it down… which I do.
My girlfriend doesn't want me to remove it completely for safety. I'm at a point where I want to remove it completely though.
If I remove the net and someone gets hurt, can I sue the HOA?
Can I fight the HOA as a renter? Can I be evicted?