We've compiled a list of some Frequently Asked Questions below. If you'd like to know more "Contact Us" and we'll get back to you with an answer.
"What is a homeowner's association?"
It is a non-profit corporation registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. Its purpose is to maintain all common areas and to govern the community in accordance with the provision of the legal documents: CC&R's, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online within the member page of this site. The corporation is financially supported by all members of the homeowners association. Membership is both automatic and mandatory.
"What are the CC&R's?"
The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of the planned community as a non-profit corporation. The CC&R's were recorded by the County recorder's office of the County in which the property is located and are included in the title to your property. Failure to abide by the CC&R's may result in a fine to a homeowner by the Association
"What are the By-Laws?"
The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the non-profit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership's voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business.
"What is the Board of Directors?"
The Homeowner's Association again is a corporation and therefore a governing body that is required to oversee its business. The resident members are elected by the homeowners at the Association's Annual Meeting.
"What about Rule Violations? "
If residents cannot resolve a situation between themselves, then turn to your Association. Should you have a situation that does not appear to be resolved through neighborly means, and you are willing to actively participate in the enforcement provided by the Policies and Guidelines, you may complete a Covenant Violation form online. The Violation Formmay be found within the e-forms page on this site. If the situation is deemed in violation of the Policies and Guidelines, the Board of Directors will institute the enforcement policy. Your continued assistance may be required.
"Are Board Meetings open to residents?"
Yes in general. Notice of the time and place of any regular board meeting will be noted in the community newsletter, minutes or contact your property manager.
"How can I get involved to help?"
Volunteers are always welcome! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact a board member or your property manager.
How do I find a good property managent company?
Hiring a good community property management company like Acri Community Realty is extremely beneficial for any HOA. By employing a reputable community property management company to assist with the running of your homeowner association, you can be sure that all of your communities needs are met. You can also be sure that having a professional eye looking over the HOA board and its actions will ensure that the HOA is run correctly.
Choosing the right management company can make or break your Association. Choose Acri Community Realty and get good property management