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CalvinC
(Florida)

Posts:20


05/15/2006 3:00 AM  
We are a new HOA and trying to enforce our Archetectural Guidelines but find a lot of people will just do what they want. What do you do when things are completed? Have any real world examples?
RogerB
(Colorado)

Posts:5067


05/15/2006 7:53 AM  
Calvin, search for example Architectural forms.
Have a detailed ACC Request to Modify Exterior of Property form (I recommend a one page form, example has been posted.) The application form can have the owner agreeing to contact the ACC upon completion and if not project is not completed as approved to modify accordingly.
BrianB
(California)

Posts:2820


05/15/2006 9:38 AM  
In one extreme case, we had an owner who absolutely refused to follow the VERY loose rules we have, and proceeded to build a porch and water feature in his front yard. This, despite our meeting with him, telling him the steps, and telling him he couldn't do it because it not only didn't follow our process, it was against city codes.

Finally, we called the city, had an inspector come out, and they fined the crud out of him. He relented, tore out his work in progress, and changed his mind. When he was ready to build again, he asked our opinion, we did the steps, and he got his porch.

So, bottom line, HOA's can Fine, they can call the city, and they can eventually sue and have the work undone. THe last option is pretty drastic, obviously.
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