I live in South Carolina. We have an HOA where we live and the rules haven't changed in 11 years, just the board members. So I am looking for advice for getting them to follow the rules. Example: A few years ago we got a basketball hoop and placed it in our driveway (the portable one, know what I mean?). We immediately got a letter saying they were against the rules and demanding we remove it immediately or get fined. We complied, not realizing they weren't allowed. The same thing happened to neighbor across the street a year earlier but we were unaware of that. Hubby and I recently went fort a walk in the neighborhood and noted there were basketball hoops in several yards. When I complained to the HOA, I was told they have decided to just ignore that rule for now because the hoop at the pool area is broken and they don't have the money to fix it right now. (That hoop has been broken for years). I suggested that they take the hoops and place them up at the pool (which is what the board suggested to us). Can they just decide they are not going to follow the rules when it suits them? Example 2: We decided to do a driveway extension and they asked us for things over 4 weeks that were ridiculous and unnecessary (building permits, getting permission from utilities to pour cement on OUR property) but two other neighbors did driveway extensions, one didn't ask permission at all and one asked and was approved in 1-2 weeks and did not have to do any of the things we did. How can this be legal?