September 27, 2017

Community Guidelines

The HOA would like to invite the members of our community to continue to show pride and responsibility in keeping the Carrington Community one of the best places to live in the Northern Virginia area. Please follow the HOA guidelines with regards to your lawns and houses. Continue to keep the front of your houses clear of clutter, and if you walk by an unclaimed paper along the side walk or parking area please pick it up and recycle. It’s everyones responsiblity to keep our home a clean and beautiful place to live.





(Rules and Regulations Relating to Yard Maintenance)

WHEREAS , Article 9, Section 3 of the Declaration (“Declaration”) of the Carrington Community Association , Inc., (“Association”), authorizes the Board of Directors to adopt and publish rules and regulations governing the Association ; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to establish orderly and equitable rules and regulations regarding upkeep of individual lots/homes (“Units”) within the community; and

WHEREAS , Article 4, Section 4.2 of the Declaration states, “Each Owner shall maintain his or her Unit and all structures, parking areas and other improvements comprising the Unit in a manner consistent with the Community-Wide Standard and all applicable covenants”; and

WHEREAS , Article 12, Section 12.7 states, “It shall be the responsibility of each Owner to prevent the development of any unclean, unhealthy , or unkempt condition on his or her Unit”; and

WHEREAS, Article 4, Section 4.2 of the Declaration provides that the Board may, if the owner fails to properly maintain his or her Unit, to enter thereon and complete such maintenance at the expense of the Owner; and

WHEREAS , the Board has determined that consistent and timely maintenance 1s required to enhance and maintain property values within the community; and

NOW , THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board adopts the following policies which help reflect community-wide standards regarding Unit maintenance and notice requirements to Owners concerning upkeep of their respective Units.


1. Owners are required to keep the exterior of their Units in a neat and orderly condition, in good repair and in a clean, sanitary condition. Owners shall perform, on a regular and routine basis, standard yard maintenance which shall include, but is not limited to, regular lawn mowing, trimming and edging, seeding of bare spots, pruning or shrub and trees (including periodic removal and replacement of dead/dying shrubs and trees) and basic weed and pest control. All such maintenance shall be performed in a manner consistent with good property management standards and the standards promulgated by the Board from time to time. Lawns must be mowed regularly and may not exceed five inches (5″) in height.

2. Owners in violation of these maintenance standards will be provided with a notice giving the Owner at least seven (7) days to bring their Unit into compliance or to ask the Board to reconsider the notice. The notice shall be transmitted to the Owner by any means deemed appropriate but regular mail or posting on the door of the home shall suffice. If the reconsideration is requested, the Board shall promptly review and determine whether such reconsideration is appropriate and may, in its discretion, schedule a hearing to discuss the Owner’s request.

3. At the conclusion of the cure period, unless the Owner has filed a written request for reconsideration within such period , the Association shall have the right, in accordance with Declaration Article 4, Section 4.2 of the Declaration to enter onto the Unit and rectify the violation. The costs of such action shall be assessed against the Owner and shall be due and payable immediately.

4. In addition, the Board shall have any and all other rights and remedies available to the Association under the Association covenants, rules and law, to compel compliance including the right to impose monetary charges after compliance Policy Resolution #2 (as it may be amended). However, the enforcement procedures set forth herein are intended to be independent, distinct and separate from the general enforcement procedures set forth in Policy Resolution #2 and adherence to such procedures is not required.

Policy Resolution #6 (Rules & Regulations Relating to Yard Maintenance) was adopted by the Board of Directors of Carrington Community Association at its duly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on September 15, 2008, and was signed by Board of Directors President, Paul Overberg, at the same meeting. The Resolution will be mailed to the membership with the annual budget and it will become effective immediately on distribution.