Homeowners Associations Highland Beach
Modern suburban neighborhoods are planned developments that are usually
managed by some type of mandatory membership association, also called a “Homeowners Association” (HOA). Homeowners in this type of
association usually own their land and the house itself, including the
walls, floors, ceilings, etc.
The Board of Directors for homeowners associations in Highland Beach generally have a responsibility to maintain the common elements of their community, making any necessary repairs in a timely manner. These elements may include tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pool areas, gatehouses, roads and open space areas used by all of the residents. Landscaping and maintenance of the dwelling units, such as painting, roof and structure maintenance, is usually left up to the individual homeowner, unless otherwise specified in the association documents. However, control of paint color used and type of landscaping or roofing materials are examples of restrictions that may be imposed by a homeowners association.
Homeowners association will occasionally assume the responsibility of certain maintenance items voluntarily, in order to retain uniformity of the appearance in the community. Some examples of this may include tree, sidewalk or mailbox maintenance, where the association would budget to provide for the repairs and replacement of these items.
State statutes for homeowners associations are usually considered less stringent than condominiums, but the gap between the two has been lessened considerably over the past few years.
Clerical and accounting responsibilities include maintaining accurate records, financial reporting, billing, collections of assessments and payments of invoices for work performed to maintain the community.