Deed restrictions serve to maintain the Crighton Ridge property values by spelling out basic standards to be followed by all residents to reduce public hazards, to maintain the uniform plan of the community, and to preserve the uniformity of the plan for future residents of the community.
Every homeowner should receive a copy of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (DCCR or deed restrictions) at the time of their closing on the purchase of their home.
What Should I Do If I Receive a Deed Restriction Violation Letter?
If you receive a deed restriction violation, don’t panic! The first letter is merely to bring your attention to the possibility of a violation. There are no legal fees or negative repercussions associated with a first letter. The wording of the letter is a legal formality that allows the association to pursue legal action, if necessary, at a later date.
First, determine whether or not the violation actually existed on your property at the time of the inspection. If the violation does not exist, contact Investment Management Company (IMC) at 936-756-0032 and/or by email to correct the mistake. Ensure that IMC has your correct address in the event the issue involved a neighbor and the address was incorrectly noted.
If the violation did exist but has since been corrected (ex: mulch in the driveway that hadn’t been completely spread at the time it was noted but has since), you may ignore the letter. The violation no longer exists. As a courtesy, you could email the management company to let them know.
If the violation is in the process of being corrected or is scheduled for correction, again you may ignore the letter. By the next inspection, the violation should no longer exist. If the violation will not be corrected by the next inspection, you should advise IMC. There may be extenuating circumstances that need to be taken into consideration that will require additional time to address the correction.
If you choose to ignore a deed restriction violation letter and do not correct a violation that may be deemed potentially hazardous or time sensitive, you may continue to receive letters. If there is no response to these letters and if you do not correct the violation, the HOA has the legal right to seek compliance through the Civil Court system. All costs related to legal enforcement are to be paid by the property owner.