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Because I Said So, That’s Why!

For those of you who have served, or currently serve on a board of directors or an architectural review committee, have you ever felt like the evil parent telling your child “no”? No matter how you put it, the child continues to argue that he/she should be able to carry out the “forbidden” activity, until everything comes to a head and the child is sent off to his/her room.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the architectural review process for associations, resolution of a dispute is not as easy as putting your foot down and sending an owner to his/her room. To the contrary, the architectural process is closely scrutinized by courts and owners in the communities.  Therefore, before denying (or approving) a request, it is imperative that the architectural review committee dot its i’s and cross its t’s.

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Architectural Review Made Easy

Homeowners who live in Community Association have differing opinions and lifestyles, yet live in very close proximity. Like all groups that wish to live in harmony, community association boards of directors must seek to blend the individual’s rights with the desires of the majority of the members. Rules and regulations preserve the beauty and architectural design of the community while allowing owners to live in the manner and lifestyle they choose. An ongoing challenge of any association is how to educate members on these guidelines. The following are suggestions on how to communicate this program with members.

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