Covenants Corner

COVID-19 NOTICE: The Broadlands Covenants team’s priorities have changed during the outbreak of this unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic. Currently, we are continuing to operate during the regular hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, even though our office building is closed. We are returning phone calls and emails and, we continue to patrol the community. At this point though, you should understand that our focus has shifted somewhat.Throughout history in past epidemics, sanitary conditions have been the second major issue outside of the illness itself. These conditions seem to increase as the disposal services modify their collections and more people are staying home and creating more trash and garbage. It is important that we stay on top of this. As you know, Patriot Disposal has altered some services during this time.  But please remember that it is required that trash be bagged and put in a trash container. Loose garbage bags are not allowed. In an effort to maintain sanitary conditions in our community, we will be concentrating on loose garbage bags and trash cans/recycling bins left out on non-trash days. Without monitoring, this could become a problem with vultures, rats, snake and mice dragging garbage throughout our community. Please understand that we are doing this for the good of the community. In addition, maintaining your lawns is important as the high grass gives shelter to rats and snakes…please keep your property maintained! At this time, most other maintenance issues have been put on hold. As our priorities change, we will inform you as quickly as possible, as well as when we will resume normal operations. Thank you for your cooperation to these matters. If you have any questions or concerns about trash and garbage collection and maintenance, do not hesitate to call our office at 703-729- 9704, press 2, Suzan Rodano, Covenants Manager.

Your home is a valuable investment so take pride in your curb appeal. A beautiful home with poor upkeep is aesthetically unappealing. Whether you are a tenant or homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your residence so that it meets the requirements of our covenants guidelines.  If you are not physically able to keep up with your property or can’t find the time, then please consider hiring a lawn service or handyman to preserve the quality of our neighborhood.

CONTACT: covenants@broadlandshoa.com to submit any complaints or inquiries.  Or call Suzan Rodano, Covenants Manager at 703-729-9704 (press 2).


INSPECTIONS

Throughout the year, the Covenants Inspector inspects the homes in Broadlands for a variety of issues. The following is a partial list of violations commonly seen in our community:

  • Holiday Decorations
  • Lawn Maintenance (*see below for details)
  • Mildew, Wood trim, Faded Shutters and Doors
  • Repairs (Pole Lights & Fixtures, Fence, Mailbox, etc.)
  • Parking (expired tags, abandoned/derelict vehicles, blocking sidewalks, etc.)
  • Play Equipment (no application, not stabilized, location, etc.)
  • Pet Waste
  • Snow Removal on Sidewalks
  • Trash Cans (left out or in plain sight)

*LAWN MAINTENANCE VIOLATION – DETAILS

Primary reasons why you may receive a lawn violation letter from our Covenants Department:

  • turf more than 6 inches
  • weeds and grass in beds; weeds around property
  • overgrown or dead shrubbery or plant growth (including vines running along home)
  • tree branches hanging over sidewalks or other properties
  • yards with litter, trash, debris or other objects
  • other unsightly conditions

Please Note:

  • Please remember that lawn maintenance pertains to all parts of the property including FRONT, BACK, and SIDES.
  • ALL violations stated in the notice must be corrected to prevent incurred charges.
  • The initial violation notice sent will allow 10 days to correct the issue(s). If any issues still remain, a FINAL notice will be sent. IF REPEAT VIOLATIONS OCCUR WITHIN A YEAR OF THE INITIAL NOTICE, ONLY A FINAL NOTICE WILL BE SENT AT THAT TIME.
  • Association staff, contractors, officers and authorized parties are PERMITTED TO ACCESS THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR PROPERTY, front, back and sides, for inspections and lawn maintenance per the bylaws of Broadlands Association, Inc.
  • If the violation is not corrected within 10 days and a hearing is not requested, THE HOA OR ITS CONTRACTOR WILL ENTER THE LOT AND CORRECT THE VIOLATION, AND THE RESULTING REPAIR COSTS AS WELL AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE WILL BE CHARGED BACK TO THE OWNER’S ACCOUNT.

DETAILED DOCUMENTS OF CERTAIN COVENANT GUIDELINES


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