ARCHITECTURAL REQUESTS

EXTERIOR CHANGES - LANDSDOWNE HOA

The request process

The governing documents for the HOA require that owners seek approval from the HOA for any exterior changes to their lot. This is commonly referred to as an Architectural Change Application. Please review the covenants and other governing documents located here before starting any exterior project. 

Projects that require approval: new fence, new shed, new exterior paint colors, deck expansion, large scale landscape additions, etc. 

If you are preparing to perform an owner maintenance item – such as replacing an existing deck, giving the exterior a fresh coat of the same paint colors or seasonal landscaping – please proceed. These types of projects are not considered architectural changes.

If you are unsure if your project requires approval, it is always best to check first – send us an email.  

what will be needed

All applications should include detailed, easy to understand drawings with a plot map outlining location within your property lines plus notes that include plans, elevations, construction details, colors, location, etc. as necessary to fully describe the proposed project.

NOTE: Generic statement like, “I want to add a shed to my backyard.” or “I would like to install a fence.” can’t be accepted and will delay the approval process.

NEIGHBOR SIGNATURE FORM

Your neighbors have the right to know of your future plans.  Please speak with all property owners having common lot lines with your property along with property owners who may reasonably view the improvement from their property. This discussion is not for approval or denial of any application. It is simply acknowledgment of the changes you are proposing and they may click here if they wish to submit any concerns to the HOA. Note, the HOA will not approve most applications without this signature page – but the HOA will start the review process while signtures are being acquired. The Neighbor Signature Form will be sent in your submission receipt; or you can print one out now here – Neighbor Signature Form.

obtaining a plot map

Search your address using the Wake County iMap tool. You can use the birds eye view may that refreshes as long as the lot lines are included. You may need to click on “Deeds” in the bottom menu for a more detailed plot map.

response time

The Review Board has up to 60 days to render an official decision. To speed up this turnaround time, include as many details as possible – such as a completed Neighbor Signature Form.

tips

  • Include as many details as possible.
  • Get Neighbor Signature Form completed first. 
  • Do not start any exterior changes until you receive your official approval letter.

 

Application Request Form

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