How To Teach Your Vendors To Spot An HOA

How To Teach Your Vendors To Spot An HOA

It’s not every day that you need a concrete vendor to roll out to the property and repair a damaged driveway. And it’s unlikely that the vendor will spend every day working at a property located in a home owner association. Sharing the following with in-house and 3rdparty installation and repair teams will go a long way to getting the job done without creating an HOA violation.

  • Is gate access required?
  • Are curbside mailboxes in a standard location or a uniform design?
  • Has front yard landscaping been limited to specific types of trees, shrubs and flowers?
  • Have you driven past a community pool or clubhouse?

If the answer to these questions is yes, this is some form of association. It would be worth the vendors time to check in with dispatch and find out if there are any parking rules or nuisance/noise regulations that need to be followed.

Even if the only ‘yes’ is regarding an entry gate, it would be time well spent to make at least one call to ensure ARC forms aren’t required before the work is begun.  Gate access means someone is authorizing gate codes. This one simple question, all by itself, is reason enough to take a moment and confirm whether you’re in a planned subdivision or one of the many forms of a common interest community.

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