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10 Things HOAs May Regulate

Nevada HOAs are allowed to regulate many things in their neighborhoods as long as they comply with their own governing documents as well as state and federal laws. People who plan to purchase homes located in neighborhoods controlled by HOAs should make sure that they know the rules before buying. HOA rules can help to preserve the value of homes in their neighborhoods, but they can also affect the quality of life and finances of the people who live within them. Here are 10 common examples of HOA regulations in Nevada.

1. Pets

An association shall not and the governing documents of that association must not prohibit a unit’s owner from keeping at least one pet within such physical portion of the common-interest community as that owner has a right to occupy and use exclusively but an HOA may be able to restrict the number of pets and/or enforce rules about picking up after pets.

2. Exterior Paint Color and Siding

Some homeowners might be dismayed when they learn that they cannot paint their homes in the desired color or add siding or shingles that fail to comply with the HOA’s regulations. Homeowners should make sure that they understand these restrictions before buying homes in the neighborhood.

3. Fences 

HOAs often regulate the types of fences that can be installed by homeowners. This might include restrictions on fence heights and materials used in their construction.

4. Children’s Play Structures

Parents whose homes are regulated by HOAs need to check before erecting play structures. Some HOAs restrict swing sets, slides, jungle gyms, and basketball hoops.

5. Landscaping Choices

Many HOAs have rules regarding homeowners’ landscaping choices. These might include things like the types of shrubbery, hedges, and flowers that are allowed to be planted.

6. Mailboxes

HOAs place restrictions on the mailboxes that their residents install. This normally includes requirements that all of the mailboxes in the neighborhood are uniform in appearance and style.

7. At-Home Businesses

Some HOAs restrict individual homeowners from running home-based businesses. This can be a problem when an entrepreneur decides to start a new business and wants to run it from home.

8. Noise

Noise restrictions are common in HOAs. These often include prohibitions on loud music, parties, and engine revving, and limits on the hours during which people can make noise.

9. Sheds

While sheds are handy for storing garden tools, some HOAs restrict their construction and appearance.

10. Maintenance

Most HOAs have maintenance standards. Homeowners must maintain their properties in a good condition to preserve the value of the homes in the area.

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