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Easy Steps To Avoid Being Accountable When Renters Violate The HOA Rules
Posted on March 19, 2019 8:00 AM by HOA Sites
Categories: HOA Website
Before leasing out a home, all homeowners should realize that if your tenant breaks the HOA rules, you will likely be blamed and their actions may lead to you having to pay fines.  No homeowner wants to be burdened with that kind of responsibility.  Summarized below are a few tips that you can use to help your tenant feel more at home.  When that happens, they tend to live harmoniously with other HOA members and take responsibility when they violate the rules.
 
Comply With Governing Documents

Every HOA has CC&R’s, bylaws, and other rules that homeowners are to follow.  To start with, review the portion that concerns leasing out property to ensure you’re not violating any regulations.  The renter also needs to understand the rules governing the lease so be sure to give them a copy.

Often, tenants break the HOA rules unknowingly as they were never given a proper orientation.  Make sure you do your part and inform all tenants about the special considerations of living in your HOA, such as the community having a strong dislike for loud music.
 
Give A Lease Addendum

Aside from the legal lease document containing the signed agreement, consider giving the renter a lease addendum covering the regulations they’re to abide by and confirm they have signed it.  The addendum should also specify the fines that the tenant will pay when they break the rules and state the consequences of repeated rule violations.
 
Encourage Participation In The Community

One of the reasons why tenants break HOA rules is that they feel like outsiders; it’s your obligation to make them feel at home.  Verify they have access to the recreational facilities and introduce them to the homeowners association website so they can take part in the discussions.

If you’re renting a place out for the first time, you might want to talk to a board member and ask them to help you.  Are you wondering where you can get copy of the CC&R’s, bylaws, and other legal documents?  Try visiting the homeowners association website as they might be available for download on there!
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