ARCHITECTURAL REQUESTSEXTERIOR 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.
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.
Application Request Form
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO VOLUNTARY MEDIATION – Pursuant to Section 7A-38.3F of the North Carolina General Statutes, all members are hereby informed that you have a right to initiate mediation pursuant to the terms of the statute to try to resolve a dispute with the Association. Both the homeowner and the Association must agree to mediate the dispute, and each side is responsible for splitting the cost of the mediation, including payment of a professional mediator. The mediation process is an opportunity to reach an agreement to resolve a dispute – neither side gives up their right to go to court to have a judge resolve the dispute if the parties are not able to reach an agreement through mediation. The specific process to initiate voluntary mediation is outlined in Section 7A-38.3F of the North Carolina General Statues.
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