The Homeowner Commitment

Your Commitment as a Homeowner in Lochwood


The Association is glad you’ve found a home in our community. We presume it has everything you were looking for and you’re settling in nicely. This is the time the association likes to remind new homeowners that common-interest communities like ours create some unique obligations to the community and to other residents within it:


Read and comply with the Association’s governing documents. You should have received a package of documents well before you closed on your home. If you didn’t, register for an account on this website, where they are all available. Make sure you understand what’s included in them, particularly the rules about pets, parking, your home’s exterior maintenance, architectural guidelines and when you must pay association assessments.


Provide current contact information to the Association Property Manager [email protected]. Make sure we know how to reach you in case of an emergency, and ask them to notify you of Association meetings and other important events. If you rent out your home or plan to rent out your property, you must comply with the requirements of the Second Amendment to the Declaration of Restrictions, Covenants and Conditions.


Maintain your property according to established standards. The community’s appearance can add value to all the homes within it—including yours—so it’s important to keep landscaping neatly groomed and your home’s exterior well-maintained.


Treat the Association leaders honestly and respectfully. Board members are homeowners—just like you—who have volunteered to give their time and energy freely to govern the community. While you should share your concerns about the community with them, do so in a way that’s constructive, informative and helpful.


Attend board meetings and vote in Association elections. Board meetings are open to all who wish to sit in and keep up with issues under discussion.  The Association is a democracy, and your voice and vote can affect important issues.


Pay your Association assessments and other obligations on time. The annual common interest assessment billed to owners pays for common-area maintenance and other shared expenses. If you don’t pay on time, the burden for paying your portion of the Association’s bills, like landscaping maintenance, electricity and legal fees, falls on your neighbors. Contact the Property Manager [email protected], if you’re having problems related to payments due.


Ensure that tenants, visiting relatives and friends adhere to all rules and regulations. If you are leasing your home, you’re liable for maintaining the condition of the home and for the behavior of those who live in it. Make sure to screen tenants thoroughly, and familiarize them with the Association’s restrictions and rules.

Questions about any of the above information, please contact the Property Manager: [email protected]