We understand that enforcing covenants against your neighbors can be one of the most uncomfortable aspects of governing a community. However, it is part of the association’s responsibilities and one of the most visible activities of the board. When properly enforced, rules and restrictive covenants play an important role in preserving property values.
Obtaining voluntary compliance should be the goal of every association. Establishing clear rules and covenant enforcement policies, notice procedures, and hearing procedures are vital to achieving voluntary compliance. When an owner does not voluntarily comply, most associations can levy fines and even pursue court action to obtain compliance.
Clear policies and procedures are even more important when pursuing court action. We are available to assist your association with all levels of covenant enforcement, from drafting policies and educating owners regarding the importance of the covenants to compelling compliance through administrative and court litigation.