If you rent a home in the community, then you’re part of the community, so welcome aboard! Please take time to get to know your fellow members at community events, meetings and social gatherings.
Sometimes it can be difficult to contact new members to announce a party or meeting, especially those leasing from an out-of-state owner or a corporation. If this is you, please let the community association manager or a board member know your name, address and phone number so that you can be added to the mailing list..
In case your landlord hasn’t passed along this information, here are a few tips to make living in the homeowners association community enjoyable and stress free:
- All residents—owners and renters—must comply with HOA rules and regulations. They’re reasonable rules that protect property values, preserve the nature of the community and make more life enjoyable for everyone. If you need a copy of the rules, please contact the community association manager or a board member. The HOA has the legal authority to enforce all rules, which is done equitably and consistently. Although the HOA doesn’t desire to take action against those who may not have received this important information, it’s their obligation to do so.
- Renters are entitled to all the privileges of association membership except voting, but first the HOA must become familiar with you as a new member. Contact the community association manager or a board member to provide your contact information. That gives you the advantage of knowing what’s going on in the community.
- You don’t have to own your home to be interested in your community. If you’d like to volunteer for a committee or other type of service to the HOA, please do so. Responsible, service-minded residents are the backbone of the HOA, regardless of their ownership status.
- If your lease is near ending and you’re moving away, you will be missed! Before you leave, please notify the community association manager or tell a board member.
So, welcome to the community. Please enjoy your experience here—perhaps enough to become an owner some day.