What Does an HOA Do?
Typically, an HOA is essentially responsible for setting community rules and monitoring community behavior. These rules vary based on the HOA, the type of property involved in the HOA (i.e. residential homes vs. condos), and the wishes of the HOA board and residents. Some examples of rules might include:
- Construction and building requirements, such as homeowners not being allowed to construct fences over a certain height;
- Behavioral and lifestyle requirements, such as not keeping more than two pets or maintaining shades of a certain exterior home color; and
- Basic common responsibilities, such as picking up after one’s dog, paying HOA dues, not littering, maintaining lawn, etc.