A homeowner association (HOA) is a common-interest community consisting of landowners living in a residential neighborhood that have restrictive covenants placed on the property they own. HOAs also usually have property known as “Common Areas,” which the members of the HOA are entitled to use.
When an individual purchases a home in a development having an HOA, that individual becomes an automatic member of the HOA and agrees to be legally bound by the HOA’s governing documents. The Governing documents an HOA are typically divided into two basic types:
- Documents that restrict the use of the property or the behavior of residents concerning the property; and
- Documents that govern the corporate entity embodying the HOA.
Documents that restrict the use of the property or the behavior of owners are called the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, and the Rules and Regulations of the HOA. Documents that govern the corporate entity embodying the HOA are the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws.
The rules and regulations of the HOA are most often utilized by residents prior to making an exterior change to their home. These rules and regulations are also reviewed from time-to-time by the HOA Board of Directors at which time addendums and revisions can be made. The addendum and revisions of the rules and regulations are also available for download.
The governing documents contained on this website are made available as a convenience to residents of Rittenhouse at Locust Grove. They are in no way intended to be a replacement for the governing documents you should have received upon settlement of your house.