I live in outer suburbia, where all the houses are no more than 3 years old. And I HATE our HOA, mainly because they so blatantly play favorites when enforcing the covenants.
This spring, I had a small bare patch in my front yard. I don't even know what happened, all the grass around it was fine. Meanwhile, there is a house on my street that has more weeds in their lawn than grass. I get a letter in the mail that they are going to start fining me $25/day if I don't have my patch fixed in week.
Well, that's fine. I agree to the rules, and I was getting around to it anyway. But if they were fining the other house, those people would be in foreclosure by now!
I just want equal justice for all here in Eastview Estates.