‘The HOA said nope,’ says man who found out too late backyard gazebo was against rules – now it’s his job to remove it

A HOMEOWNER has found out too late that his backyard gazebo was against his HOA’s rules and now he was to remove it.

A video was shared on TikTok explaining that the gazebo belonged to the previous homeowner, who claimed that Arizona state law allowed him to have the structure in his backyard.

A homeowner found out that his gazebo went against HOA rules but he wasn't the one responsible for building it

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A homeowner found out that his gazebo went against HOA rules but he wasn’t the one responsible for building itCredit: Tiktok/timelyjunk
Turns out the HOA had been battling with the previous owner over the gazebo for two years

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Turns out the HOA had been battling with the previous owner over the gazebo for two yearsCredit: Tiktok/timelyjunk

“This structure right here has to go,” said the person (@TimelyJunk) filming the TikTok that was uploaded.

“Here is the backstory: the client who hired me recently bought this home [and] this was already obviously there,” said the user.

He explained that Arizona state law says that if the structure is there and bolted on, it’s allowed.

However, when the client bought the home, the homeowner’s association revealed that they had been fighting with the previous owner about the gazebo for about two years.

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“It was never signed off by anybody with the HOA or the city,” said the TikToker.

He explained that the gazebo is about five inches away from the fence dividing the owner’s property from his neighbor, however, HOA law required the structure to be five feet away from the wall.

Timely Junk demolished the gazebo for the new homeowner and took it out of the backyard.

“So sometimes when you buy a house people don’t disclose information to you,” read the caption.

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“For example, the client who hired me was never given any information that the HOA did not approve and wanted this gazebo ripped out until after he bought the home.

“I know I’m just a junk guy but I feel like you have to tell people those things before you sell them the house. Anyway, check out this demolition removal of this gazebo in a backyard in Phoenix, Arizona.”

The video received nearly 400 comments from people who were furious on behalf of the new homeowner who got stuck with the gazebo.

“IDK why people live in HOA,” wrote one person.

Another person wrote, “Previous owner didn’t disclose, they should be paying.”

“Couldn’t agree more,” said Timely Junk.

Another person suggested that prospective homebuyers should request “minutes” from the previous six months of HOA meetings.

A homeowner’s association, or HOA, is an organization that aims to create a clean and cohesive place for residents to live.

It acts as the governing body for tenants to ensure the community can function together and keep property values high.

The new homeowner hired a company to take down the gazebo, however, the comments believed it shouldn't have been his responsibility

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The new homeowner hired a company to take down the gazebo, however, the comments believed it shouldn’t have been his responsibilityCredit: Tiktok/timelyjunk
Some believed the HOA or the previous homeowner should have divulged about the gazebo before the purchase

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Some believed the HOA or the previous homeowner should have divulged about the gazebo before the purchaseCredit: Tiktok/timelyjunk

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