I closed on my home in January, do I have to pay a full year's assessment for the first year?
Maybe,...it depends on the closing date. The owner of record at 12:00AM on January 1st is liable for entire assessment for that year. If you closed your purchase of a home after this time, the previous owner is responsible for the assessment or a portion thereof. Annual assessment payments are typically made through the title company handling the sales transaction and they will collect the due fees.
Does the Association have rules/regulations that apply to homeowners/residents?
Yes. There are several rules/regulations that govern the community. These documents are publicly available on this website. See the Governing Documents section of this website. By purchasing a property in Laurel Oaks, the buyer agrees to be bound by these governing documents. The rules/regulations defined in the governing documents apply to all residents of Laurel Oaks. You can find them in the Documents section of the site.
I believe a violation of the rules/regulations is taking place, what should I do?
It is likely that the violation has been reported to the Board of Directors already and a letter has been written to the owner in an effort to correct the issue. But, if you notice any violation, please don't hesitate to contact the Board of Directors at Board@laureloaks.org or submit an incident request on the Contact Us page.
I want to paint or modify the appearance of my home, what should I do?
All modifications to the exterior appearance of your home must be approved by the Architectural Controls Committee. You may request consideration by submitting the ACC form to the Architectural Controls Committee under the Documents section of the website.
The Laurel Oaks Homeowners' Association is a non-profit organization. The basic purpose of the Association is to govern the community in accordance with the governing documents, which includes the associations by-laws, deed restrictions, and other rules as developed by the board of directors. The Association is governed by the Board of Directors, who are elected by the members of the Association or appointed as required. The Board of Directors of the Association has the power and duty to administer the affairs of the Association in accordance with the governing documents. The Board is also responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of Laurel Oaks.
Is membership in the homeowners' association optional?
No. Any person who becomes an Owner within the Laurel Oaks Community is automatically a Member of the Association. Membership is mandatory. It ceases when the person ceases to own property within Laurel Oaks. Every Member is subject to the requirements of the governing documents.