Florida family faces HOA fine for displaying early Christmas lights

Florida family faces HOA fine for displaying early Christmas lights

Tampa, Florida. A Florida family is having trouble with their home owners association for putting on their Christmas lights too early.

The WFLA reports that the Moffa family hired a company to decorate their Tampa yard on November 6.

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Days later, they received a letter informing them that they now face a fine for violating the HOA. The letter stated that if they did not remove the lights, they could face fines of $100 per day, up to $1,000

Mofa said he has no plans to remove the lights.

“That was their only availability, and I can’t go up on the roof myself,” he told the TV station, adding that he didn’t know putting Christmas lights on before Thanksgiving was against the rules.

“The holidays and the pandemic, I think kids want something a little brighter to look at,” Mova said.

A Westchase Community Association attorney said a neighbor complained about the show.

Which led to the matter being investigated by the community manager,” Jonathan Ellis told WFLA. “One of the things that they prevent is from the person who lights up the holiday year-round or things like that.”

Ellis said the rules are in place to be followed, but said the board is open to discussing changes.

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Mofa said, however, that the association didn’t take notice even after it offered to keep the lights out until Thanksgiving.

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