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Almost every homeowners association website emphasizes the role a homeowners association plays in maintenance. Yet, many aren’t exactly sure what that means. The association will repair damaged structures, perform basic landscaping upkeep on common areas, and combat insect infestations. Homeowners association management must also collaborate with board members to not only administer ongoing maintenance but to plan for future maintenance tasks and projects.
Many communities collapse due to their associations taking a reactive approach to maintenance. A maintenance plan should prepare for the future by analyzing all the areas of a homeowners association that might require maintenance in the weeks, months, and years to come. Then, outline the necessary steps that the association needs to take to prepare accordingly.
Reserve studies are frequently mentioned on the homeowners association website as they are a key component of the maintenance plan. A reserve study is a budgeting tool that helps a homeowners association set aside funds for the community to use so future expenses are met. Board members can’t prepare a credible maintenance plan without crafting and annually reviewing the reserve study.
Some communities fail to meet their maintenance goals since the board has refused to trust in the reserve study. As a result, this presents more of an opportunity for maintenance issues to become a problem. Maintenance plans are vital because they extend the life of a homeowners association's assets. Without a proper plan, the financial and aesthetic value of the community will likely decline.