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Avoiding the HOA Violation Letter, Part 1: Spring yard Maintenance in San Antonio


Kevin Knight - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Once spring has sprung, it’s time to make sure your rental home is ready. If you happen to live in an HOA, it’s especially important that you pay attention to maintenance. With spring comes weeds and grass – and a higher likelihood that the HOA will begin sending out violation letters.

Tenant Lawn Care

First, make sure you understand exactly what you’re responsible for doing with the lawn. Check your lease, and if there’s anything you’re confused about, talk to your property manager. Whether you’re taking care of the mowing and landscaping or someone else, you want to make sure the yard looks good and stays healthy. Review the HOA rules and guidelines for weeds, mowing, and property left outside so you don’t mistakenly break a rule or violate a regulation.

Spring Cleaning and Weed Management

A great way to get rid of those pesky weeds is to put some pre-emergent on your lawn shortly before the weed season arrives. Although the grass may not have recovered from winter, the weeds are already planning their takeover. You can avoid the HOA violation by spraying the grass and beds to kill the potential weeds. Make sure you keep the yard mowed and sow some grass seeds so you have a healthy lawn growing in the springtime.

Property Management San Antonio: HOA Violation Letter

Everyone gets busy, and if you find that you have been too slow to manage the weeds or cut the growing grass on your property, you may get an HOA notice of violation. If this happens, your first step is to make sure it’s accurate. Check to see what has been done or not done. Then, remedy the situation immediately and pay the fine. Take action quickly, and get ahead of the situation by letting your property manager know what occurred and what you did to remedy it. The longer you wait to solve the problem, the higher the fines and penalties will climb.

If you have any questions about property management in San Antonio or how to handle HOA yard maintenance rules, please contact us at Liberty Management. We’d be happy to help.