When can an HOA (Home Owners Association) go too far? Colorado Management runs a handful of subdivisions by remitting HOA standards.
I am a new home owner and Richmond American was kind enough to place a front and back yard fully landscaped with shrubs, trees, rocks and grass, it looks very nice.
I was humored by Colorado Management when I just recently received two violations. Here is what the HOA manager Irene Borisov had to say
Thank you for your reply.
In regards to landscape, each rear yard need to have one 6 ft. evergreen tree and one 2.5 inch caliper deciduous tree. Each rear yard also needs to have 30% bed coverage (I.e. shrubs, bushes, extra trees, perennials) in all areas that have rock and/or mulch outside of 5 feet from the foundation of the home.
I have included the welcome packet that has these requirements and also the formula needed to calculate how many shrubs you will need to have.
Since the landscape was out in by the builder, I will make these notes in the system and not expect that you will be able to get plans from Richmond to turn in, but the other items need to be rectified and you as the homeowner are ultimately responsible for this.
We sent out 600+ violations in regards to these types of issues, so many of the yards that you are seeing are also in default of the requirements of the community and we are working with homeowners to get these problems solved.
I will forward your information on your dies to the AR person in charge.
Please read through the document and let me know if you have any questions or how you would like to proceed. We will be back out in a few weeks re-checking the property.
Give me a break should the HOA be responsible to pay the thousand dollar quote to live up to their standards? My yard looks great, green grass the whole nine yards.