One of the benefits of living in a homeowners association is that you have a body of people who can regulate conflicts and address concerns. The management company and the HOA are also there to enforce rules.
This neighborhood had no way to stop one of its residents from building a 40-foot statue in his backyard because they do not have an HOA. While that is an extreme case, complaints about neighbors or community rules are common.
When asked, “What are some of the most common issues that your home owners contact you about?” SFMC members across the board discussed the idea of “The Four P’s — People, Pets, Parking, and Pools.”
Basically, people are concerned with where they can and can’t park (and if someone is in their space). They care if their neighbors are being disruptive or frustrating. They want people to pick up after their pets and they want their pool membership.
Does this sound familiar? If it does, you aren’t alone.
What’s important to remember is that these concerns and questions are completely valid and should be welcomed by your management company. If you don’t feel like you can go to your management company with these kinds of concerns, then maybe that management company isn’t the one for you.