Code Enforcement Services in Maryland
For a homeowners association or condominium association, local building codes play a vital role in protecting the health and safety of association members, while the association’s own conditions and restrictions protect the quality of life and the property values within the community. Together, these codes must be enforced in a fair, transparent, and consistent manner to not only protect the association, but its members as well. When the association’s board or its employees perform code enforcement duties themselves, even the most well-meaning actions can often be interpreted as being too harsh or as showing favoritism to a particular party. Due to this reason, it is ideal to have a third party perform enforcement actions in a manner which is consistent, just, and in line with all local codes and association rules. At Tidewater Property Management, we offer code enforcement services for homeowners associations, condominium associations, and cooperatives throughout Maryland and Virginia. With nearly 30 years of real estate and association management experience, we have the skills required to identify potential infractions and handle them in a professional manner, while keeping the best interests of the association and its members in mind. To learn more about our code enforcement services for associations in Maryland or Virginia, call Tidewater at 443-548-0191 or contact us online.
Examples of Common Violations
Any violations of local building, electrical, plumbing, or property codes are typically not the purview of the association or its representatives to enforce. These include things like upgrading interior plumbing or electrical systems, replacing a roof, or remodeling a kitchen. Violations of local code can be referred to local authorities, however. At Tidewater, we typically enforce the rules set out by the community association, such as:
- Architectural restrictions
- Occupancy restrictions
- Noise restrictions
- Event restrictions
- Property maintenance issues
- Lawn and landscaping issues
- Lighting and decoration restrictions
- Trash collection and debris restrictions
- Signage restrictions
- Easement issues
- Parking restrictions
- Restrictions for common areas
We will work closely with the board and association members to ensure all rules are enforced in a fair, equitable manner.
Our Code Enforcement Services
At Tidewater Property Management, we can work with your association and the board of directors to enforce the covenants, conditions, and restrictions laid out in the association’s bylaws and governing documents. And, while we cannot enforce any local, county, or state codes, we can refer violations to the appropriate authorities when necessary or requested. The code enforcement services we offer include:
- Receiving and documenting complaints from association members, board members, or other relevant entities
- Performing inspections and verifying the complaint or infraction
- Notifying relevant parties of an infraction and possible enforcement actions
- Communicating with the board about infractions and enforcement actions
- Enforcing the association’s rules as specified in the bylaws and governing documents
- Levying and collecting fees or fines as required by the association
- Referring delinquent accounts to the board and appropriate authorities for further action
Our personnel will carry out the actions required in a manner that is consistent with the principles of the association, its membership, and local laws.
Code Enforcement Services in MD & VA
When your association needs a professional management team to handle code enforcement duties on a day-to-day basis, you can count on our team at Tidewater Property Management. We offer a full selection of association management services from code enforcement to bookkeeping, vendor management, maintenance, and more. To request a proposal for code enforcement or other association management services, contact us online!