For Home Owners in Jefferson County, West Virginia
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Most attorneys will give an hour or so free initial consultation. The yellow pages show which lawyers deal with real estate law. Ask some lawyers' offices if they'll give a free initial consultation, & ask if they've represented other HOAs on covenant enforcement.
Lack of enforcement is a real problem, and lawsuits can cost a lot of money. Some associations have used fines instead of lawsuits, and then posted liens at the courthouse to enforce the fines. That's something to ask a lawyer how to set up.
Ask your insurance agent to be sure your association has insurance against errors & omissions by directors & officers.
Collect Fees when Houses Sell
When a house is sold in your subdivision, closing attorneys can send your Association any overdue fees on that property. They can only do this if they can call your Treasurer to see what fees are overdue. When your officers change, send an email to local real estate lawyers with the name and phone number(s) of the Treasurer, so lawyers can contact him or her. This is a normal real estate process, at no cost to Associations. (Local lawyers: if you're not listed, tell us.)
July 1999, Forming coalition, Insurance, Zoning January 2000, Getting info to new residents, Neighborhood emergency coordinators, National association March 2000, Candidates' forum, Coordination with planning & county government August 2000, School bond, Road maintenance, 911 street addresses January 2001, Comments on county plan & subdivision ordinance
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Mark, then fence, circles around each tree. The edge of the circle is 6 feet out from a 4-inch tree,12 feet out from an 8-inch tree, etc. Circle radius in feet=1.5 times tree diameter in inches.
Don't drive, dig, fill, drive, or store material in this circle. Use retaining walls if needed to keep level. Compacting soil is as big a problem as cutting roots
Don't rinse concrete trucks near trees (alkalinity).
No creosote timbers near trees (poison).
Root damage may take years to show up. Water tree regularly.