A homeowner in a subdivision with a homeowner's association must follow the rules of the association. The owner of a property in the jurisdiction of an HOA is subject to the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the association. When a violation of the agreement occurs, the HOA must give notice of the violation to the homeowner. The initial notice of violation is usually sent by letter to the homeowner. The letter from the HOA must communicate to the homeowner the nature of the violation and must encourage the homeowner to fix the problem.
Write the name of the homeowner and the parcel number in the letter. The offending parties must be clearly identified.
List the how the homeowner is in violation of the HOA agreement. Point out the specific covenants, conditions and restrictions that were violated.
Include the deadline for corrections to the violations. Give the homeowner a reasonable time to remedy the problem. Refer to the HOA agreement for time allotted for violation remedies.
Send the letter to the homeowner. Follow the rules of the HOA agreement concerning notice of violations.