Tackling the Most Common HOA Violations
Homeowners are responsible for maintaining the exterior of all structures on their property including the house, garage, shed, fence, deck or patio, and driveway. Many homeowners associations (HOAs) have already started annual property inspections. You can often find a list of violations that HOA inspectors are looking for on your own HOA’s website.
To avoid receiving that dreaded HOA letter, be proactive and perform a visual inspection of your home for the following common violations:
- Peeling, blistering or faded paint on the home, shed, garage, etc.
- Mismatched paint colors on the doors, shutters, etc.
- Rust, dirt, mildew and mold that is visible on the home’s exterior siding, walkways, and driveways
- Protruding nails, damaged boards or warped wood on your deck
- Mildew, mold or other stains on deck
- Mismatched stain color or incomplete staining on deck and rails
The most common HOA violation our customers encounter is for dirty, moldy siding or worn decks in need of a pressure wash and seal or stain service. If you identify any of the issues above, address it as soon as you can – hire a pro or set some time for a DIY project. A proactive approach means you should never see one of those letters again.
Typically, homeowners have 60 to 90 days to address violations. Plan accordingly to complete work within your HOA's deadline. Contact a trusted and reliable contractor in your area to provide you with a prompt estimate. Some companies may offer special discounts for you neighborhood; Cascade Services offers Ashburn Farm Residents 10% Off Pressure Washing to assist with HOA violations.