A community association or HOA is formed to manage community common areas and enforce the governing documents of the association.
The common areas of an association are defined in the association’s documents and generally include amenities enjoyed by all owners. These may include landscaping, gated entries, swimming pools, clubhouses, and other improvements to the property.
The board of directors is made up of volunteer homeowners who work with the management to develop the budget of the association. The budget helps the board determine if the current assessments are sufficient or if they need to be increased or decreased.
The first and most important thing to do is contact the management company and the board to let them know. They can work with you to make arrangements such as a payment plan that can help you get caught up. The association’s collection policy will outline the procedure for handling delinquent accounts and, in some cases, homeowners may lose access to amenities while their account is delinquent.
FCC Rules prohibit homeowner associations from preventing a homeowner from installing a satellite dish, although they may have some restrictions on placement. In addition, changes made to Nevada law in 2009 forbid HOAs from enforcing any regulation that prohibits or unreasonably restricts a residential property owner from using a system to obtain solar energy, including solar paneling.
Yes – Owners are responsible for keeping their trees trimmed and making sure they do not infringe on their neighbor’s property or the association’s common area.