About the CC&Rs?
CC&Rs are the governing documents that dictate how the homeowners association operates and what rules the owners must obey.
Here are some facts you should know about homeowners association documents:
- What are CC&Rs? The covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs) are the governing documents that dictate how the homeowners association operates and what rules the owners -- and their tenants and guests -- must obey. These legal documents might also be called the bylaws, the master deed, the houses rules or another name. These documents and rules are legally enforceable by the homeowners association, unless a specific provision conflicts with federal, state or local laws.
- Suppose I don't like the rules. Can they be changed? Most rules are easy to accept, but some may strike a nerve. Such issues as pets, parking spaces, recreational facilities and subleasing can prove quite controversial. The procedure for changing the rules should be explained in the governing documents. A majority vote or, in some cases, a super-majority, will be required. Changing existing rules is rarely easy.
- What are the consequences of breaking a rule? Penalties might include fines, forced compliance, a lawsuit by the association, the misery of being at odds with your neighbors and emotional distress.
- What are the most important provisions in the governing documents? Review the association's operating budget and make sure the complex isn't losing money.
- Do I need an attorney to explain the CC&Rs to me? It's always a good idea to seek legal counsel if you have questions about the governing documents or rules. It may be a good idea to read the documents yourself and preparing a list of questions, then asking your attorney to interpret anything you don't understand.
Fencing per our CC&R´s
(g) Fencing. No portion of any fence shall be erected or maintained on any Lot which is closer to the street (which the main structure faces) than the rear building line of the structure. No fence shall exceed four feet in height. All fences (including composition of materials and manner of construction) must be approved in writing in advance of construction by the Board of Directors (or Architectural Control Committee, if established). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing approval requirement, no chain link fencing of any kind shall be allowed. The Board of Directors (or Architectural Control Committee, if established) shall have the power and authority to determine if a structure constitutes a "fence" as referred to in this paragraph.
North Carolina Code
The following fences are not allowed in residential areas
- Barbed or razor wire fences
- Walls topped with barbed or razor wire
- Electrical current fences or walls
- Fences or walls made of readily flammable material (paper, cloth, etc.)
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Disclaimer: the governing covenants are the documents recorded at the Rockingham County Register of Deeds and these are a copy. For legal matter, refer to the Rockingham County Register of Deeds original documents.
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