guest blog by Nila Ridings
We knew it was coming sooner or later. Remember Ward’s predictions? How will drone deliveries be handled in your HOA? William W. Sleeth III is offering his insight and advice. Get ready…he’s an award winning HOA attorney!
He’s suggesting that homeowners associations start discussing these drone landing ports now. You know, so they can plan for where the Dron-E-Ports will be located, what sort of fencing will be erected, and what the hours of operation will be. He failed to mention that HOA boards and property managers will conger up landing fees, fines for violations, liens, and lawsuits that will land the homeowners in the witness seat in the courtroom. Ultimately, they will lose their home over a new pair of black tap shoes drone-delivered for their daughter’s dance recital.
And of course, while townhomes have rotten siding, condo roofs are leaking, units are mold-infested, paint is peeling, and dues are being spent on increased insurance premiums, Mr. Sleeth wants the HOAs to start running up billable hours discussing the legal aspects of drone landings!
He’s thinking if drones aren’t allowed to land, the younger home buyers and tech savvy folks won’t buy in the community. I’m going to give that group far more credit than that. I predict they won’t buy in HOAs because they have heeded the warnings of those sounding the alarm about the nightmares of living in an HOA! Drone landings will be the least of their concerns.
Drone HOA1178A is on the ground at Dron-E-Port Valley View 2. Let the newest source of the HOA legal battles begin!!!