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Kuester Management Group Details Importance of Clear Architectural Policies
Kuester Management Group explains why having architectural policies and an architectural review board in place is essential.
By: Kuester Management Group
"As time goes on, homeowners want to repaint their shutters, replace their roof, or add a fence or shed," says Bryan Kuester, President of Kuester Management Group. "They should certainly be able to make these changes, but it is important that they pass plans through the architectural review board (ARB) and gain approval first."
The board should create clear rules and regulations when it comes to what is permissible, says Kuester. Have detailed lists of what paint colors are allowed, size specifications for decks or sheds, or standards for fences. When there is not any gray area, it makes it easier for members to plan their projects and have all of the information they need for securing permission to move forward. Make necessary forms and guidelines easily accessible.
If there are issues, the ARB should work with homeowners to reach an agreeable solution. Review various options and how projects can be adjusted to align with established regulations. Everyone should be held to the same expectations and architectural policies should be fairly enforced.
"It can be a good idea from time to time to remind members about standards and why certain rules are in place," says Kuester. "The HOA is not trying to prevent them from making changes, but rather ensuring that these changes align with community aesthetics and protect property values."
Partnering with a management company like Kuester can help the board ensure that rules are fair and legal and that they are being consistently communicated and enforced. Learn more by visiting www.kuester.com.
Kuester Management Group, a division of Kuester Companies, works to protect property values and enhance the quality of life in each of its managed communities. Providing a full range of association management services, Kuester Management Group has worked to foster strong, resilient, and unified communities across North and South Carolina. The company is proud to offer on-site property managers, all zealous for building strong communities meant to stand the test of time. More information is available at www.kuester.com or @KuesterCompany.
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