Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities

Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities
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Homeowner Rights and Responsibilities

As assessment-paying member of your community, you are entitled to certain rights and-in return-you have certain responsibilities. Here is collection of some of the rights and responsibilities you have as a member of your community association.

Homeowners have the right to:

  1. Participate in governing the community association by attending meetings, serving on committees and standing for election.
  2. Access appropriate association books and record.
  3. Prudent expenditure of fees and other assessments.
  4. Live in community where the property is maintained according to established standards.
  5. Fair treatment regarding financial and other association obligations, including the opportunity to discuss payment plans and options with the association before foreclosure is initiated.
  6. Receive all documents that address rules and regulations governing the community association if not prior to purchase and settlement by a real estate agent or attorney, then upon joining the community.
  7. Appeal to appropriate community leaders those decisions affecting non-routine financial responsibilities or property rights.
  8. A responsive and competent community.

 In turn, homeowners have the responsibility to:

  1. Read and comply with the governing documents of the community.
  2. Maintain their properties according to established standards.
  3. Treat association leaders honestly and with respect.
  4. Vote in community elections and other issues.
  5. Pay association assessments and charges on time.
  6. Contact association leaders or managers, if necessary, to discuss financial obligations and alternate payment arrangements.
  7. Provide current contact information to association leaders or managers to help ensure they receive information from the community.
  8. Ensure that those who reside on their property adhere to all rules and regulations.


HOA Management in Birmingham, Alabama

Looking for new ways to support your Birmingham homeowners’ association? Connect with the team at PMI Birmingham Region. Our managers are trained to offer strategic support in every area of association management, from resident resolution support, to board member and financial management. For more information and to get started today, please give us a call at 205-583-2500 or email us at brady@pmibirminghamregion.com.