Hello...thank you for allowing me to join your forum.
I am a member of a Homeowners Association and in Architechtural Rules and Regulations it reads:
"As of February 1,2001, plastic, vinyl or temporary sheds or storage units will not be allowed. Existing structures in this category, (in existence prior to February 1, 2001) may stay as long as they remain in good condition. Replacement at a later date is not allowed."
The way I read this is "plastic, vinyl or temporary sheds or storage units will not be allowed."
I have installed two wooden storage cabinets on my patio. They are both permanently affixed. The HOA is saying that I am in violation of the above as their wording "plastic, vinyl or temporary" means sheds or storage units of any kind.
I say if that is what they mean they need to change the wording to reflect that, and to say "plastic, vinyl or temporary sheds or storage units of any kind will not be allowed" because the way it is written now leads one to believe that as long as the shed or storage unit is not plastc, vinyl or temporary it will be allowed.
I hope I have explained this well enough and would appreciate your definition and clarification on which would be the correct wording.
Thank you for your reply. I am taking it to the Architectural Committee office tomorrow and will let you know if they will take the word of a teacher.
In England, no planning consent is required for wooden sheds as they are classed as temporary buildings. I think you will lose your argument as temporary covers everything. They are guilty of misleading you but...