Frequently Asked Questions about the Homeowners Association
1) What is a homeowners association and why do they exist?
Oak Highlands / Deer Valley Homeowners' Association (OH/DVHA) allows the owners of property in the Oak Highlands and Deer Valley Subdivisions to administrate and manage their community. One of the main purposes of the OH/DVHA is to enforce a set of covenants (promises) which bind all owners. The covenants are in a document called a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions ("DC&Rs"). This includes common areas, tennis court, basketball court, building restrictions, etc.. Property owners are required to pay assessments (bi-annually) to enable the OH/DVHA to operate the association and maintain the common property.
2) Who serves on homeowners associations, what do they oversee and how are such associations governed?
OH/DVHA is governed by a board of volunteer owners elected by the remaining owners. The board holds regular monthly meetings to enforce the DC&Rs, to establish a budget, authorize expenditures, collect assessments, problem solve, and oversee maintenance of the common property. The board acts in much the same way as a corporate board of directors.
3) What kind of legal power do such associations have to enforce their rules?
The main source of legal authority allowing OH/DVHA to enforce its rules comes from the recorded DC&Rs and Bylaws. Because the documents are recorded on the county real estate records, home buyers become legally bound by the valid provisions of these documents when they purchase their homes. Homeowners Association laws may also provide additional legal authority not contained in the OH/DVHA documents. Homeowner Association actions are usually upheld in court if the authority is provided in the documents or by statute and the board acts reasonably in carrying out the authority.
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P.O. Box 455
Antioch, TN 37011-0455
Phone Number: (615) 838-2876
Or email us: Oak Highlands / Deer Valley Homeowners' Association