HOA CC&R Rewrite
I live in a rowhome, and all of the attached rowhomes are part of a HOA, where I was elected president because the previous president didn't want to do it anymore (and did a terrible job). Water and sewer have a shared main line with separate connections to each unit, but each unit has their own electrical and internet. Everyone owns their own lot outright. The only areas that could be construed as a common area are an easement to take out trash/recycling behind the backyards, and potentially the hell strips.
Our HOA CC&Rs are very restrictive, and were written by the entity that bought and redid all the units (>20 years ago).
From talking, two-thirds of the owners want more freedom to be able to do more with their property, but we're unsure of how exactly to approach this beyond rewriting the CC&Rs.
My instinct is that because of the shared water/sewer, we'd still need the HOA in place to split water/sewer bill and have recourse if someone doesn't want to pay, but are unsure what else we need/want in a looser CC&R, e.g. master policy: right now we have studs-in policy, but it seems like this would be a no-go with less restrictive CC&Rs, e.g. if someone wanted to do an addition, all the owners would in effect be subsidizing them.
I think the next step would be to contact an HOA attorney and ask about this, but just wanted to ask if anyone has had any experience with a CC&R rewrite where they replaced a very restrictive covenants with something looser.