AUGUSTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A Georgia grandmother is getting sued by a homeowner’s association for putting up a pink playhouse for her granddaughter on her property.
The Mills Haven Homeowner’s Association is taking Becky Rogers-Peck to court for putting a playhouse in her yard that she had purchased for her 4-year-old granddaughter Aubree last Christmas, according to WJBF-TV.
“You can go around and poll everyone in that neighborhood and out of 30-something houses, there’s only three that care,” Rogers-Peck told WAGT-TV. “Why should they have majority?”
During a board meeting last week, the president of the homeowner’s association said they would not have taken action if people didn’t complain.
“I think if we voted right now there will be three people in this room that would think that this is the most asinine thing they ever heard of and the rest of us are wondering what is wrong with a little pink playhouse,” Rogers-Peck said during the meeting, according to WJBF.
The attorney for the homeowner’s association says this will be a “messy” court battle.
“Anytime you go to Superior Court, which is the only remedy in this situation, it’s messy. It’s messy, it’s lengthy, it’s painful,” attorney Wright McLeod told WJBF. “In my recommendation, if the goal of the association is to retain its property values, then one of the best ways, if not the best way, is to strictly enforce the covenants.”
The homeowner’s association says that Rogers-Peck can keep the playhouse if she repaints it, but she refuses to do so.
“I will up and move before I repaint it,” she told WJBF.
The case will now be settled in Columbia County Superior Courthouse.