Part of a Homeowners’ Association (HOA) management company’s job is to make the community a desirable place for homeowners to live. Sometimes this responsibility includes the enforcement of rules and regulations put in place by the community.
Although an HOA board is ultimately responsible for establishing and maintaining community standards, board members are also fellow homeowners in the community they serve. To maintain harmony with their neighbors, boards often hire an outside management company to act as a rule enforcer.
The association management company will likely be tasked with visiting the community regularly to look for violations. If a violation is noted, they are also in charge of:
Each association has its own rules and guidelines for how community regulations should be enforced. When a new resident buys a home in the neighborhood, he or she agrees to follow these rules, as stated in the community’s governing documents.
HOA violation enforcement cannot be arbitrary or discriminatory. An HOA and its management company can only enforce rules allowed by the association’s governing documents. These documents include:
Although rules vary from community to community, some common HOA violations that an association management company may be called on to enforce include:
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