Cring v. Bonnie Belle Association, Sup Ct, Warren County, 2004, Index No. 44157

In a case regarding the Plaintiffs’ ability to rent out vacant rooms in their home, the firm successfully represented the Defendant, Bonnie Belle Association, in obtained a ruling from the Court that the Plaintiffs’ plans for their property was not permitted within the homeowner’s association. The Court ruled that the Plaintiffs, as part of the association, are subject to the declaration of covenants and restrictions set forth by the grantor. The firm persuaded the Court that one such restriction was the use of a home for commercial rental enterprise or any business that employs more than one person. The Court found that the Plaintiffs’ attempt to rent out rooms would go against such a covenant, and thus granted judgment to the Association.