What's with the homeowners covenant standards? Are they enforced or not? If not, why do I follow them? When I moved in, you couldn't build a deck out past the side of the house. They've changed that now to allow it to go out 4 feet. That can look pretty awful. I lived in an HOA before where a couple of loud residents got so many exceptions that the board couldn't enforce anything because the court decided they had made so many exceptions they weren't consistently applying the covenants, so they didn't hold water. Is that where we're going? I hope not. Now someone down the street has a vinyl fence. Not allowed in the covenants, but there it is. Why don't we take it down and fine them like we're supposed to? I'm trusting the board to live up to their word as defined in the covenants. Will they? This also goes for all the basketball backboards and visible trashcans.