Enforcement of the Covenants, with the intent of maintaining neighborhood quality and therefore property values, is one of the essential functions of the HOA. While it can feel like you are the only homeowner receiving a notice, the reality is that at any given time the HOA Board is managing multiple violations.
Most violations are resolved quickly without escalating to a fine but all require time and effort to: 1) carefully research the violation to confirm it does in fact constitute a violation; 2) communicate to the homeowner (and document said communication); and 3) follow up with subsequent notices as necessary.
While it is not appropriate for the HOA to publicly post the specific addresses currently subject to enforcement, in general terms, the month of July thus far has seen:
- Four (4) enforcement notifications (warning letters) regarding parking of utility trailers and/or boats on driveways (prohibited per section 10.8).
- Two (2) enforcement notifications (warning letter and 10-day notice) regarding storage of non-functioning vehicle on driveway (prohibited per section 10.8)
- Two (2) enforcement notifications (warning letter and 10-day notice) regarding the maintenance of yards (required per section 12.6).
Enforcement notifications are most commonly prompted by complaints. Should you be the recipient of a covenant violation warning, remember that the HOA Board is a resource to address any questions or concerns. The goal is to maintain neighborhood quality by working with homeowners!