ONE electric car owner has shared details of an ongoing dispute with his homeowners association over an electric car.
A Maryland Redditt user took to the online platform his frustration over a dispute with his HOA.
The user raised his concerns on the platform’s LegalAdvice forum and asked relevant members what steps they would suggest to take to defend themselves against the HOA.
The conflict stems from their desire to install an electric vehicle charging station in front of their townhouse.
“HOA refuses to install me [an] “I found an electric car charger in one of my assigned parking spots,” the person said in the post.
“We have a fee right.”
In the post, they said it was “so stupid” that the HOA argued that a charger shouldn’t be installed because it’s a public space.
The problem location is said to be in front of their townhouse and assigned to them.
Because of this, they assumed they had the right to install a charging station.
The person explained: “[The HOA is] I’m trying to say that because they are all public spaces.
“The agreement with the HOA states that we have allocated parking spaces,” they said in the post.
After asking for advice on what to do in battle to win, they went on to say that legislation giving electric vehicle owners the right to charge their vehicles is fairly new.
“It was a recently passed law,” the post reads.
“I presented the law, the section that that relates to, and I was understanding, but they are doubling down.”
Maryland law states: “The governing body must approve the installation of electric vehicle chargers in the parking lot allocated to the property owner.”
“Or a parking space specifically designated for use by a particular owner.”