If you live in a California neighborhood with an HOA or you are considering such a move, you may find it beneficial to learn more about the way HOAs work, including how to resolve disputes and violations. This effort is prudent for every homeowner, as it may be necessary at some point to contest the actions of an HOA or protect your interests in the event of a dispute.
A CC&R is an agreement between an HOA and homeowners. Typically, these neighborhood covenants outline what the HOA can and cannot regulate. It should also include an outline for procedures in the event of a violation of the CC&R or seeking a variance.