Andre Marshall, who lives in the neighborhood, says he can't even see her backyard from the street.

"It's not one of those situations where it's an eyesore," Marshall said.

Marshall said he's also had a similar encounter with the HOA involving a basketball hoop. He said the HOA should be working for, not against residents.

"We're actually paying people to harass us," Marshall said.

Athias says she complied with HOA’s request, but a few months later the association denied her request and now she's been slapped with a lawsuit.

News 13 spoke with an HOA manager who said they had hoped to resolve the situation out of court. But because there is a pending legal action, the HOA declined to further discuss the lawsuit.