Category Archives: Rules

Noise

Q Problem: Noise Complaints. Our Condo docs indicate that sufficent carpeting should be installed on all floors above the first level to reduce noise sound. The Rules & Regulations indicated that 80% of carpeting shall be installed to reduce noise sound in all units above the first floor. Now we have several real estate agents

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Lawn Condition

Q Last year I was sent a letter from the HOA covenants administrator because I had some “brown grass” (dormant) on my property during an especially long drought period. Because other homes in the community, as well as most of the common ground also has similar patches of dormant grass, I asked the covenants committee

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Pets

Q I recently joined the board and made a motion to modify the pet rule. I was told that it has to go to a majority vote at the next puplic meeting. But the following is in our handbook under rules and regulations. (the executive Board having the specific power to prohibit animals from being

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Individualizing Homes

Q We want to start a Family Child Care. Its a home based child care and it is not a commercial business. What is the process? Snehalata J A Since the requirements for Family Child Care facility vary by state, city, and community, it’s a good idea to do your research. Our recommendation is that

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Parking

Q We are a small association of 18 units. Our rules state that parking for owners is allowed in their individual garage and driveway. For six of the units we also have 3 spaces delegated for visitors. This is private parking. One of the visitor spaces has a handicapped sign. One of out owners with

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Variances – Developer Approved

Q A developer during their period of control prior to turning over the HOA to the homeowners allowed all kinds of variances, most not in writing. They just ignored any deed restriction violations that were taking place out of an eagerness to get houses built during the development of the property. Does the current Board

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Enforcement

Q Where can I see the rules and regulations of the community where I live? A Yulissa, In most circumstances the Rules and Regulations for a community association are provided to a new owner at the time of purchase, along with the CC&R’s and Bylaws.  If you are looking to update your records you have

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Garage Sales

Q Recently an owner asked the board if the community could have a garage sale. Our covenants state: “No Owner shall conduct any business, trade, garage sale, moving sale, rummage sale or similar activity on any Parcel, except that an Owner or occupant residing on a Parcel may conduct business activities within the residence so

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Architectural Guidelines

Q My question is, I want to buid a backyard patio but I do not want to use big companies because I cannot afford it. I have family friends who are in construction business and they don’t have a license but do great work they will do the work for me for free if I

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Flags

Q Our HOA limits the flags we can fly to an American flag. I want to fly a Gadsden flag, which according to my on-line searches, seems to qualify as an official American flag. Can I fly it as an “American flag”? The question arises as some now consider it also as a symbol of

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