What a Homeowners Association Covers in a Townhouse

December 3, 2019

Townhouses offer an easy foray into homeownership, and they’re great for suburban living. Townhouses often have the traditional house appearance but with a shared wall, and they often are found in communities with shared amenities. Because townhouses have shared areas, they have a homeowners association to help maintain certain aspects of the community.

What Is a Homeowners Association?

A homeowners association (HOA) is a group of local residents who agree to cover certain expenses of the neighborhood or community. HOAs establish community rules and help maintain the area. Members of the community pay a monthly fee to fund the maintenance of the covered services and added amenities. While the exact coverage in townhouse communities will vary, there are several common services and amenities covered by the townhouse’s HOA.

Common Areas and Exterior Maintenance

Three matching townhomes built side by side

Townhouse communities usually have common areas such as pools, tennis courts, or even golf courses, as well as fences and common general grounds. The community HOA will maintain these amenities to ensure the neighborhood looks respectable and residents can enjoy all aspects of it. In addition, HOAs often help maintain the exterior of the home, which can include lawn care and roof repairs. HOA fees also often cover the cost of city services, including trash removal, water, and sewerage.

Protection Against Incidents and Pests

Many HOAs will offer insurance that covers damage to the outside of the building due to weather events or other unforeseeable circumstances. In addition to this protection, HOAs often offer monthly pest control services in order to fend off potential infestations.

HND Realty LLC appreciates the benefits of homeowners associations, but we know that running an HOA can be difficult. We offer HOA management services to all types of communities in the Nashville area, including townhouses and single-family home neighborhoods. With over thirty years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, locals know they can trust our expertise. Contact us at 615-297-7711 to learn more about our HOA management services.

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