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Your Commitment as an HOA member

The decision to live in an HOA comes with unique obligations to the community and your fellow residents. Soleil Association Management, Las Vegas’ premier HOA management company, recommends familiarizing yourself with the following guidelines.

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To being with, you should read and comply with the community’s governing documents. You should have received a package of documents well before you closed on your home. This is standards operating procedure in all of Soleil Association Management’s Las Vegas HOA communities. If you didn’t, check your association’s website or ask the manager or a member of the board for copies. Make sure you understand what’s included in them, particularly the rules about pets, parking, your home’s exterior maintenance, architectural guidelines, and when you must pay association assessments.

Provide current contact information to association board members or the manager. Make sure they know how to reach you in case of an emergency, and ask them to notify you of association meetings and other important events. If you rent out your home, provide contact information for your tenants also for use in an emergency.

Please be nice

Maintain your property according to established standards. The community’s appearance can add value to all the homes within it—including yours—so it’s important to keep landscaping neatly groomed and your home’s exterior well-maintained.

Treat association leaders honestly and respectfully. Board members are homeowners—just like you—who have volunteered to give their time and energy freely to govern the community. While you should share your concerns about the community with them, do so in a way that’s constructive, informative and helpful.

Pay on time

Soleil Association Management, a Las Vegas HOA community management company, stresses the importance of attending board meetings and voting in community elections. Board meetings are open to all who wish to sit in and keep up with issues under discussion.  The association is a democracy, and your voice and vote can affect important issues.

Pay association assessments and other obligations on time. Your regular assessments pay for common-area maintenance, amenities and other shared expenses. If you don’t pay on time, the burden for paying your portion of the association’s bills, like water, electricity and trash removal, falls on your neighbors.

If you’re having problems, contact a board member or the manager to discuss alternative payment arrangements. 

Ensure that tenants, visiting relatives and friends adhere to all rules and regulations. If you are leasing your home, you’re liable for maintaining the condition of the home and for the behavior of those who live in it. Lastly, Soleil Association Management recommends that you make sure to screen tenants thoroughly and familiarize them with your HOA’s rules to ensure a harmonious community.  

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