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We've compiled a list of some Frequently Asked Questions below. Click on the link to reveal the answer to an individual question or the "Open All" link to open all the answers.  
 
If you can't find the question/answer you are looking for on this page, please ask via the Contact Us page.

 
About HOAs
  • What is a community association/ Homeowners Association (HOA)?
    It is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. Its purpose is to maintain all common areas and to govern the community in accordance with the provision of the Governing documents: Covenants & Restrictions, Easements, Declaratoin, Bylaws, House Rules, and Articles of Incorporation. The governing documents for the Association may be viewed under the Documents & Forms menu on this site.  Please see the links under Governing documents on that page. The corporation is financially supported by all members of the community association. Membership is both automatic and mandatory.
  • What is the Board of Directors?
    The Community Association again is a corporation and therefore a governing body is required to oversee its business. The Board of Directors is elected by the homeowners, or as otherwise specified in the bylaws. The limitation and restrictions of the powers of the Board of Directors is outlined in the Association Governing documents.
  • What are the Bylaws?
    The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the not-for-profit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership's voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business.
  • What is a "management company," what do they do, and how do I reach them?
    A management company is contracted by the Board of Directors to provide such services as: collection of assessments, supervision of subcontractors, obtaining bids for subcontracted services, providing financial statements and collection reports, as well as a general clearing house for problem solving, communications with homeowners and the Board of Directors and to serve in an advisor capacity. The management company reports directly to the Board and all decisions are made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The management company may be reached on this site through the "Contact Us" page.
  • Are there any community rules or regulations for residing in an HOA?
    Most associations have developed Rules and Regulations as provided for in the Governing documents and as adopted by the Board of Directors. Rules are established to provide direction to the homeowners for common courtesies with regard to parking, vehicles, pets and pool use hours, etc. In addition, your Association will adopt Architectural Guidelines with procedures for submitting requests to make exterior changes to your home. Such changes may include patio covers, decks, landscaping, exterior color changes or extensive interior changes and additions. These rules and guidelines are set up to maintain the aesthetic value and integrity of the community on behalf of all owners, and hopefully protect the market value of your investment as well. Violations of these rules may result in legal action by the Board of Directors  In addition, if you proceed with an exterior improvement or change, without written approval of the Board of Directors, or Architectural Committee, as applicable, you will be required to remove or correct the alteration.

Community FAQs
  • How do I get a copy of the Rules & Regulations?
    Members may download our Community Guide from the Document & Forms section. Members must log in to access this area.
     
    Prospective buyers or real estate agents may contact the management company for a PDF copy. 
  • Can I rent or lease my unit?
    No.  To protect the value of property and the safety of the community, Coventry Manor Homeowners Association became a full owner/resident community with an amendment to the Bylaws which became effective January 1, 2002.  All purchasers of townhouses in Coventry Manor must take possession and reside in the community. 
  • How can I pay my common charges and when are they due?
    You can pay your common charges by mail, electronic payment, or online with a credit card. 
     
    Common charges are due the 1st of the month, with a 14-day grace period.  Payments received after the 15th of the month are subject to late fees.  
     
     
  • What do my common charges pay for?
    Coventry Manor is a not-for-profit homeowner association whereby each homeowner is a member. Homeowner association community living allows for residents to enjoy amenities they would not necessarily be able to afford on their own, and these are paid for with common charges. 
     
    Your common charges pay for the general management and maintenance of the property, contract services such as landscaping, snow removal, trash collection, and amenities such as the pool, Clubhouse, tennis court, basketball court, and the playground.  Because we are a private community, the HOA (homeowners association) is also responsible for road maintenance, street lighting, tree-trimming, in-ground sprinkler systems, water, and common property liability insurance.  The HOA also retains a lawyer and independent auditor, and employs a management company to collect common charges and assessments, maintain resident files and records of the HOA, coordinate the work of contractors, handle work orders and general maintenance of the common property.
  • Who do I contact if I have a common property maintenance concern?
    Contact our management company by phone or online through the Contact Us page on this website.
     
  • Do my common charges include insurance for my home/unit?
    No.  Each homeowner is responsible for purchasing insurance for their unit including personal property (inside and outside).  
  • I want to renovate the interior of my Unit, do I need Association approval?
    As long as your alteration does not affect the common area (exterior), you do not need HOA approval. Your alteration, of course, must be in compliance with local building and fire codes. If in doubt, contact our management company via the Contact Us page before embarking on any expensive project. Your contractor may tell you "no problem", but checking beforehand can save you money, avoid disappointment or cause you to pay for additional alterations.  in addition, any work performed should be done with a licensed and insured contractor.
  • How can I make a suggestion?
    We welcome homeowner input. We want to make improvements that further the value of everyone’s investment. Please use our Contact Us form and send us your thoughts or suggestions.