Why Must the Association Approve My Fence?Â
Posted on July 10, 2018 12:41 PM by Melissa Gentry
Categories: Homeowner Articles
Although the association may sometime seem like Big Brother when you want to build a shed or put up a fence, our design review program is actually a benefit—not a burden. The association’s design standards are based on harmony with the overall community, consideration for neighbors, and high-quality construction practices. The design review program exists to maintain, protect, and enhance the value of your property, and it strives for a balance between individual rights and the good of the entire community.
While association members have the biggest stake in property values, others are also very interested in seeing our community well maintained and looking its best. Builders’ reputations and lenders’ financial support are closely connected to the community. Also, public officials have an interest in maintaining and enhancing the community since tax revenues depend on property values.
The association tries to notify new members of its design review requirements as soon after they move in as possible. If we missed you, or if you need another copy, please contact the manager or any member of the Design Review Committee. Also, be sure to consult the Design Review Guidelines if you’re considering any type of exterior design change. These guidelines contain everything you need to know about the approval process, design requirements, and the association’s basic design philosophy. The guidelines even list the changes don’t need to be approved.
The design review committee makes every effort to process applications fairly, reasonably, and quickly. And we trust the same can be said for how we handle alleged violations—most of which are resolved easily.
Please contact your association manager if you have any questions.