I’m used to seeing deed restrictions (also known as CC&Rs) for residential properties that say any clothesline must be enclosed within a fence so that the clothesline isn’t visible from neighboring properties. I’m not used to seeing restrictions that prohibit clotheslines entirely, although I personally wouldn’t be offended by it.
Apparently there was, a few years ago, a movement to get state legislatures to outlaw restrictions that would ban clotheslines. I must have missed it. The news items about it that I saw recently on Lowering the Bar and in the ABA Journal say that Arizona is one of the states that was caught up in the movement, but I don’t see anything in the relevant title of the Arizona statutes that says so. All I see are the provisions that I already knew about that outlaw or limit restrictions on certain flags, for sale signs, and political signs.
As I said, I’m not sure I could get too worked up over a deed restriction that prohibits clotheslines, anyway. I have said this before: if you don’t like a rule in the CC&Rs, then don’t buy the property.
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