1,998. 2,286. San Diego, CA, US. May 14, 2022. #3. Yeah, the right to charge law would only come into play if the owner came forward with a reasonable proposal to install charging and the HOA said no. They are under zero obligation to let you use common area plugs for charging, regardless of offers to pay for the power. This has hateful HOA written all over it. 99% of the time, following the letter of the law word for word is way more fun than following the spirit of the law. Just ask these rather artistic and clever homeowners. We guarantee you some bob-wearing lady come knocking to dish out their disputes, but they got more than they bargained for.