I received a 2nd letter from the Community Association Deed Restriction Committee indicating I "Need to weed the yard", that I am violating protective covenants and may be assessed $200/day for each day of violation. I didn't observe any issue with my yard so I disregarded the 1st letter. When I received the 2nd letter, I went to the kwpv.org web site referenced in the letter. I could not find anything referencing deed restrictions or protective covenants on their web site. I called the # referenced in the letter. The person I spoke with said "Need to weed the yard" usually is a reference to clover growing in the grass. Huh? She made a note that I called. I called a 2nd time after I could not find specific information on the web site about what constitutes proper lawn maintenance. The person I spoke to said there's something vague in the guidelines, got onto the web site and also could not find the CC&R information. She said she'd track it down and email it to me. After not hearing back, I called a 3rd time and spoke with someone different. I said my issue was that they're threatening civil damages of $200/day and yet I cannot find any information as to what it is I'm apparently violating. I finally received an email with said covenant which states in Section 18 Landscape Maintenance: "All landscaping of every kind and character on any Lot, including shrubs, trees, grass, and other plantings, shall be neatly trimmed, properly cultivated and maintained continuously by the Owner in a neat and orderly condition and in a manner to enhance its appearance."
That sounds vague to me and also a matter of opinion. It's quite frustrating when I'm being held to some standard when I have no clue what that standard is. I take great pride in my yard and the curb appeal of my property. However, when I receive letters like this with no specificity as to what the issue is, it makes me want to throw my hands up in the air and say f* it. I suggested that the deed restriction Nazis take pictures of the violation to include in the letter so the homeowner can have some possibility of success to address the perceived issue.
Hey witchywoman, looks like you deleted your first post that said something to the effect "Are you blind? They are under governing documents." For one, I am not blind. Did you delete your comment after I pointed out the documents are not there? Interesting. And by the way, one of my siblings is blind, so, on her behalf, I take offense to your "are you blind?" sarcastic comment that you deleted during a lapse in your witchiness. And I agree there are 2 sides to every story. I'm more than happy to hear and welcome their side of the story but it's currently all vague and nebulous. Why don't you put a bug in their ear since it sounds like you have connections there.
Calling them Nazis weakens your statement.? I agree, AWGAY. I let my frustration get the better of me. I'm trying to edit my original post but interestingly that one statement doesn't appear in the edit box.
Take a picture of your yard and go up to the HOA office and ask them to be specific and point out the problem. We got letters about our garage door over and over so we took pictures and went to office-come to find out they had the wrong address-it was our neighbors door that was really faded.
We have received numerous letters these past 25 years for trash cans, my grandsons bicycle, mulch bags not emptied in timely manner, leaves and pine needles on the roof, the list goes on!!! Typically when the ?inspector? drives through your neighborhood they take a photo of the concern..... You do the same and go to their office and question them OR let them know you are addressing their concern.......so many of these ?charges? fall into a file all on their own!!!!
Yesterday around this time.. I saw a dark purplish looking suv (wish I would've gotten a better look and the license plate number) sitting in front of our home, with the windows rolled down.. A lady with long blonde (dyed) hair and glasses was in the passenger seat staring down our driveway, and looking at our yard, for about a minute or so.. A man was driving. I'm assuming this was HOA? We just moved to Mills Branch Village.. I feel like HOA is on our case every day, bc they know we have a Mini Horse, and bc they tried and can't make us get rid of him bc legally they can't since we have papers on him :) Now HOA is trying to stop our birthday party business with our mini horse. You know how many kingwood people have in home businesses? Our trash cans were full, and I had one trash bag on the cement near our garage, and also my son's power wheel. My jogging stroller was in the front. Now I'm waiting to see if we get a letter. I keep our yard clean.. I keep the leaves and pine needles raked up. I'm going to take a pic of these creeps, and post it on here, or on NextDoor if I see them again, to see if anyone knows who they are and what they're doing.
I just posted this on NextDoor and someone said that they saw the same vehicle and another car and that it's HOA. Also that a lady walked on their property and another to their back yard. Wow. Isn't it illegal for HOA to walk on your property?
Also that a lady walked on their property and another to their back yard. In the document that HOA sent me (that isn't yet posted on their website by the way), it states the following: "Section 19. Right of Inspection. During reasonable hours and after reasonable notice, the Association shall have the right to enter upon and inspect each Lot and the improvements on it for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the provisions of this Declaration are being complied with and shall not be deemed guilty by reason of this inspection." So they have to give the homeowner notice that they will come on to your property. Otherwise they should be held accountable - one way or another. The unnecessary flooding from Harvey and the SJRA have done enough to push good people and businesses out of KW. We don't need the HOA making other good people feel like they don't want to stay.
One time I actually caught them writing up a violation for weeds in my yard and I approached them and told them to show me exactly where the problem was. Of course, they would not tell you so how can you fix the problem area if you don't know where it is???? HOA needs to concentrate on the more serious violations. Unless the deed restrictions say you cannot have weeds in the yard as long as the yard is cut and maintained you are good to go!! We complained told them we didn't appreciate being hassled and that it needed to stop.
Why are people so judgmental and nosey? When we first bought our horse we weren't planning on him being a therapy horse..We were actually in the process of moving to Montana, but the job was put on freeze and since a bunch of nosey mean people called the cops on us over a mini horse who is the size of a great dane.. My husband, who works for HFD, decided that since he has PTSD, he can register Muffin as a therapy horse. All he needed was a Dr's note from a Psychologist. My husband has flashbacks of suicide patients sometimes etc. We are planning on dressing Muffin up and taking him to hospitals to make people smile. I was encouraged by a nice lady that I met, who is from California, who used to do pony parties, and told me it would be fun and make good money. Her husband is also a fire fighter. In no way was I thinking "oh great I can use my therapy horse as a way to scam people into making lots of money." So please quit judging me. He is registered as a therapy horse and nobody can take him away now :) and I can do what I want with him. You don't have to schedule a birthday party.. But I know plenty of people who want to already bc they aren't busy judging me. Have fun being up tight and judgemental. :)