3 Holiday Decoration-Related Issues To Discuss At Your HOA Meeting

25 November 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

During the holidays, a lot of people like to put out decorations at their homes. If you are a part of a homeowners association, then this could be something that you are concerned about. One good way to prevent problems is to discuss holiday decorations at your homeowners association meeting. Then, you can put some rules and regulations in place.

1. Types of Decorations That are Allowed

First of all, if you would like for the neighborhood to have a cohesive look, you may want to discuss the types of decorations that will be allowed in your neighborhood. For example, the members of your homeowners association might determine that lawn decorations should only be up to a certain size, or you might decide to only have white lights rather than colored lights on the houses. All of this depends on personal preferences, so it's something that your entire homeowners association can discuss at a meeting. Then, you can help ensure that everyone is happy with the look of the decorations that are put up.

2. Timing Rules for Decorations

Another thing that you might want to discuss is timing-related rules. For example, you might want to ask members to turn their holiday lights off by a certain time of night so that they aren't disturbing to neighbors who are trying to sleep. This can be a good time to discuss things like timers, which can be used to automatically turn holiday lights off at a certain time.

3. Dates for Decorations

Of course, even though holiday decorations might look good during the holiday season, the members of your homeowners association might not want to see the same decorations for months on end. You may want to discuss a date by which the decorations should be taken down at your homeowners association meeting; then, you can help ensure that the decorations throughout the neighborhood are all taken down within a reasonable timeframe.

There is a good chance that the people who live in your neighborhood are going to want to put up decorations for the holidays. If you would like to ensure that everyone is on the same page and if you would like to prevent problems among your homeowners association, it's a good idea to talk about these three things at your homeowners association meeting. Additionally, you can consider working with an HOA management company to help with these things and more.