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Use of lot outside subdivision restrictions was not a "nuisance" and homeowners' group lacked authority to limit its use

In Coulechi v. Serra, a silly neighborhood dispute ultimately required appellate intervention when a subdivision homeowners' group attempted to limit one of the property owner's use of a back parcel of land that was outside the platted subdivision.  The Court noted that the subdivision group lacked any authority or jurisdiction over the unplatted lot, and that they failed to establish that it constituted a nuisance.  It was not subject to any deed restrictions and the plaintiffs entirely failed to meet their burden of showing "significant harm" resulting from the use.

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