What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Florida
hi! we are having some really bad problems with a president of an HOA in the community where we rent a home. he decided that there was not enough mulch, a highly toxic and dyed type of mulch, placed around our lawn. so he ordered the landscapers to put it everywhere. we explained that we were allergic to the mulch and that our baby has asthma and could have breathing problems from this. then he threatened to evict us because he did not receive a copy of our lease renewal form, something he never asked from us. so we had the mulch closest to our home, doors,and windows removed and left the rest (seen from the street). this was unacceptable to him. he ordered the landscapers to return and add more mulch. so we sent an email to him and the HOA and management and threatened to sue if they if they placed any more mulch on the property because of our health concerns. we also noted that we would call the police and file a restraining order and complaint if this HOA president trespassed or stepped foot near our property (which by the way is a zero lot line- like .10 acre). the HOA and management threatened to return with more mulch anyway. we then threatened to remove any mulch that they kept adding. what rights do we have as tenants to remove this mulch? to call the police on this HOA president? to sue this HOA president, management, and HOA? how we get them to stop mulching this property? we asked many times very politely so this email was the last straw. the landlord then threatened to evict us if we did not stop communicating with these people. the landlord also claimed the bylaws stated that all landscaping must be the same. however, no quantities and distributions - of mulch - are mentioned anywhere in these bylaws. so what rights do we have as tenants when our health and the health of our baby is at stake? please offer some help! this mulch is bad stuff but these people are more concerned about image and power than health. thanks for any advice!What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?