You think you have problems getting your shed up

Reader Pamela from Michigan U.S.A says

Here in DeWitt, Michigan U.S.A. we have a rule prohibiting sheds. Some people have built sheds and the homeowners association is suing them in court to make them take the sheds down. How pathetic is that?

Sheds were banned in this area near Lake Geneva in DeWitt, MI (not to be confused with a larger place called Lake Geneva in Wisconsin). The developeer who set the rules decided that there could only be two structures on each property–a house and attached garage. It makes no sense to me. Some people have their lawn care and gardening equipment in their garages and then park their cars in the driveway.

If only we hadn’t dumped that tea into Boston Harbor–we could all be British and we could all have sheds!

Do you have any issues or comments about rules and planning issues?

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear

1 comment

  1. From your post I can conclude that the rules prohibiting sheds were in place when you purchased your property. If that is the case, then you should not complain about your inability to erect a shed. Perhaps people purchased within your neighborhood because of the prohibition against sheds? Why then, should their rights not to have neighbrhood sheds be taken away from them?

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