What Are Some Common Maintenance Issues In An HOA?
Posted on February 10, 2020 8:00 AM by HOA Sites
Categories: HOA Website
Board members know that common maintenance issues must be taken care of in a timely manner. An association ensure they carry out various responsibilities by collecting HOA fees and use the community website to inform members of any changes.
While most associations perform their roles to satisfy residents in the area, common maintenance issues can create problems after a while. These complications arise because people are often incapable of separating their duties from those of the association. As a result, it’s important for the board to remind members about these issues.
Upkeep Of Trees
This a topic that a few HOA’s struggle with as owners don’t always have them trimmed as often as they should. In some cases, neighbors are fighting over ownership of the trees, especially in situations where the trees in question straddle a fence. It isn’t uncommon for residents to argue about the responsibility of tree trimming since it can be expensive.
Most associations don’t trim trees and they don’t resolve conflicts between neighbors who are unable to determine who is responsible for their trees. Their only role is to encourage respectful communication between the two parties.
Sewage & Signage
Unlike trees, the homeowners association bears some responsibility for the sewage treatment system in the community. However, some people think that HOA’s are supposed to unclog or maintain their pipes. That couldn’t be further from the truth since an HOA is only responsible for the septic system outside your home. In other words, they will replace the pipes crossing from your house to the larger septic system but they don’t have to maintain the components on your property.
If residents aren’t arguing over tree trimmings or septic systems, you might find them in a disagreement about the issue of signage. Many associations are really strict about this issue as they reject clutter in the community, which includes yard signs and promotional posters. You can usually learn more about these guidelines on the community website but that doesn’t stop some people from complaining about the enforcement of such rules.
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