Article Courtesy of Newsweek
By Kate Fowler
Published September 17, 2022
homeowner has been praised online after confessing to parking his truck outside
a home and revving its engine daily in a bid to annoy his homeowner association.
The resident took to
Reddit to share his plan in a post that gained over 12,000
votes in Subreddit "Malicious Compliance" in less than a
Though he said that homeowners associations "suck," he is
one of the reported 73.9 million Americans living in HOAs,
condominium communities or cooperatives. Such groups are
seemingly on the rise, with ipropertymanagement reporting
that over 80 percent of new homes sold in 2020 were a part
of HOA communities.
He might be a part of it, but the Reddit user was far from a
fan, especially after his latest run-in. "I got a letter
from my HOA stating that the truck I had in my driveway had
not been moved in two days and therefore was 'non-running'
and in violation of their rules and I was being fined.
Apparently this was my third strike since they had to send
me previous warning letters because my grass wasn't green
enough or had patches in it," he wrote.
"Now, this is a project truck, but it runs, is in perfect
exterior condition and I work on/move it almost daily. I
recently started a new job where I work a lot of overtime so
I haven't had as much time to work on it. Hence the letter."
He said that in response, he decided to finish some
modifications he had been putting off for a while, making it
"loud as hell." He then parked outside the HOA president's
home daily at 6 a.m. and started the engine to prove that it
was "running" as per guidelines.
The off-road buggy parked in a yard. A homeowner has
been praised online after confessing to parking his truck outside a
home and revving its engine daily in a bid to annoy his homeowner
also sent a kindly worded letter to the HOA letting them know where they can
stick their fine," he added. "I got a letter today stating the fine has been
dropped. I kind of like my new parking space though, I might keep it for a
Despite his technique not being a favorite for the HOA, Reddit users were left
applauding the unconventional response.