When you bought a home in your community, you should have received copies of all your governing documents prior to or at closing. Sometimes these documents get lost among all the other papers you received at closing. And many homebuyers are so involved moving into their new homes, they don’t take the time to read all the fine print.

As a homeowner, you have a right to these documents; so, if you don’t have copies for any reason, let us know, and we’ll provide them to you.

Of course, it’s your responsibility to provide the association with your current address and phone number (particularly nonresident owners). This enables us meet our obligation to provide all owners with information from the association.

It’s very important to have copies of the governing documents because you’ll be expected to know and comply with all rules and regulations of the community. You’ll also want to stay informed by reading all materials provided by the association.

It’s our responsibility to make these documents—the bylaws and the covenants, conditions, and restrictions—as understandable as possible, so if there’s anything you don’t understand, please let us know. We’ll be glad to clarify any confusing language or give you other materials that answer your questions.

That old expression—ignorance of the law is no excuse—isn’t exactly our motto, but it’s close.

Source: Community Associations Institute