Great question! Many neighborhoods in our area have a Homeowners Association (HOA) in order to promote order in the neighborhood and protect home values. An HOA is a legal entity, so when someone purchases a home in Rogersshire, they become part of the Homeowners Association, and are bound to comply with the Restrictive Covenants as a homeowner. They should receive a copy of the Covenants from their Realtor when they close on their home.
It’s pretty simple – pay dues, read and comply with the Restrictive Covenants, submit a Request For Change when necessary and vote at the annual meeting. Every household is counted as one vote, and if you are unable to attend, it is imperative that you vote by proxy. Without a quorum present at the annual meeting, it is difficult for the Board to conduct new initiatives in the neighborhood.
The Rogersshire Restrictive Covenants are located on our HOA website in the Documents Tab. The Covenants are legal documents that inform homeowners of what can and cannot be done to property. Our Covenants require homeowners to pay annual dues and care for their property, such as keeping the grass cut neatly and weeds treated, concealing trash containers and performing exterior maintenance. Changes to the property, such as adding a fence, have clear requirements to prevent startling results that detract from the overall attractive appearance of the neighborhood. Request for Change Forms are also available on our website. Homeowners, whether residing or renting out, are lawfully required to abide by the Covenants, so it is important to know the information contained in the Covenants.
We’re glad you’re here in the neighborhood! Your rental agreement outlines your responsibilities as a Renter, whether you are to accomplish certain things like lawn care. It’s important that you read and understand the Covenants so you can comply with them as an “Occupant,” with regard to things like pets, vehicles, noise, temporary structures and lawn care, etc. When we all exercise consideration and courtesy toward our neighbors it makes for a more pleasant environment.
The HOA dues are low in Rogersshire because we don’t have private roads, swimming pool or clubhouse to maintain. Our dues, payable yearly or quarterly, are used for the upkeep of common property, including maintenance, caring for the monuments, flowers and shrubs in the berms at the entryways, signage, mowing and the upkeep for the gazebos on Del Rio – all community property belonging to the homeowners. The dues are also used to pay utilities, insurance and legal counsel, and cover costs for the Annual Meeting, holiday party and other neighborhood-wide social events. There are also funds kept in reserve in case of an unanticipated capital expenditure.
Another great question! The Board is comprised of volunteers who conduct business on behalf of the RHOA, and are required by law to make sure the Covenants are followed. They follow up on complaints, covenant violations and Requests for Change. They also work to welcome new people to the neighborhood and plan and promote social activities.
The Board is a group of six people, three elected from the Meadows neighborhood and three from the Crest neighborhood.