If you own a property and the HOA, which stands for a Homeowner’s Association, you know violations can turn into fines and fines can go up really quickly. I’m going to share with you some steps that I use as a property manager to make sure my tenants are always in compliance with the HOA.
Clear HOA Verbiage on all my Las Vegas leases
Every lease that I have with the tenant clearly states that that tenant lives in an HOA community. And they have to follow the rules and regulations of that HOA. If they don’t they’re responsible for those fines.
Provide Tenant A Copy Of Rules And Regulations For The Las Vegas HOA
This is something I do at the time of lease signing. I give them a copy of the rules and regulations and then that way they can’t come back to me later with an excuse saying hey, I didn’t know that was a violation or I didn’t know that I would get a fine for not following that rule. I can come back to them and say hey when we signed the lease, I gave you a copy of the rules and regulations of the HOA.
Provide HOA Correct Mailing And Email Addresses
This is something that I see happen very frequently. An owner moves out of a property and rents it out but the HOA still has that rental property address as the mailing address and they’re sending all violations and fines to the tenants address. You want to make sure that an HOA always has the most current and recent mailing address and email address. So that way we’re always on top of every violation and fine that comes in and we can respond to them in a timely manner.
Provide Tenants Copies Of Any Las Vegas HOA Violations
When you receive a violation from the homeowner’s association you want to make sure that you give a copy of that to the tenant right away. A lot of times, for example, if you have a weed violation the HOA is going to give you 30 days to correct it. You don’t want to give that copy to the tenant just a few days before that violation needs to be corrected. You want to give it to him right when you get it. That way we can make sure that it’s being addressed in a timely manner.
Communicate With The HOA
When you receive a violation on your property, let them know you’ve received and let them know what you’re doing to make sure it’s resolved. An example of that can be a weed violation. Let them know, hey, I’ve got the violation and I’ve sent my landscaper out there they’re going to take care of it and as soon as they do I’ll send you photos letting you know that it’s been resolved.
Confirm Your Violation Is Closed With The HOA
This is a really important step. It’s not okay just to resolve the violation, you want to make sure that the HOA knows it’s been resolved and they’ve closed the violation. Send them photos. If it’s a garage door that needs painting or a front door that needs painting or weeds that need pulling, send them photos that it’s been corrected, email them those photos and make them respond to you in writing via email that the violation is closed and there’s no fines. HOA’s can be a real pain, but ignoring them can lead to huge fines and huge penalties. Follow my tips and an HOA is one less thing you’ll have to have to worry about.
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