An HOA property inspection is a thorough examination of the overall property. Common areas are scrutinized to certify that they are in proper condition. The exterior of individual homes is also checked to guarantee that it meets the standards set by the community. These typically happen on a yearly cycle.
Communities have the option of hiring a third party inspection company, however, our board currently conducts the inspections over a two week span in spring. You will get a notification via email from Sentry letting you know when the annual inspections will occur. It is important to choose to "opt-in" for emails from the management company.
Performing a routine property inspection is one of the fundamental duties of an HOA board. Inspecting homes increases the well-being and safety of homeowners as well as protecting property values. Conducting regular inspections is not only beneficial to homeowners, but it allows the board of directors to better understand the condition of the community and what can be improved. It will enhance the community’s curb appeal and property values. It will also show homeowners that their association is committed to ensuring residents live a comfortable lifestyle, and their investment is protected. If a neighborhood looks good, the community feels good.
The letter you receive from Sentry Management should give you the details as to what your responsibility is to repair or improve an identified infraction. You will have 30 days to respond to the letter and when the issue(s) are complete, the final step to close out the violation is to email Thomas Stinger, the property manager for Sentry at email@example.com.
First, don’t take it personally. Remember that the HOA’s rules were created to keep the community safe and comfortable for residents, including you. Every homeowner in our neighborhood agreed to abide by the rules when we bought our homes. Even board members receive violation letters!
Please contact Thomas Stinger, the property manager for Sentry at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is responsible for managing the business for our community and he will bring the subject to the attention of the board. Written communication and documentation helps create clarity for everyone involved. If you’ve been noted as having an HOA violation, it’s best to address it in writing. Once Thomas and the board are able to convene about the issues, you will hear back from him.