Yard of the Month

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Yard work has never been so satisfying!

The Board will review each section for the best kept yards!

A homeowner from each section will be chosen to have a 'Yard of the Month' sign in their yard and win an awesome prize!

 

Deed Restriction Process

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Deed Restriction Violation Process
 
We understand that, at times, it may appear that no action is being taken on particular properties that continue to be a nuisance to the Association.  We can agree with you that it is frustrating when a property owner deliberately disregards notices that are being sent to them.
 
The Deed Restriction Violation process is as follows:
 
1. Initial Deed Restriction Letter - 30-days to cure violation
2. If violation continues to exist, Certified 209 Letter - 30-days to cure violation
3. If violation continues to exist,  Certified Final Demand Letter - 30 days to cure violation
4. If violation continues to exist,  Following the expiration of the Final Demand Letter, the Board has the authority to turn the violation over to the Association's law firm for demand compliance which will accrue legal fees and/ or lawsuits filed on the owner. 
 
Please understand that this process may fluctuate based on the particular situation with the property owner.  
For instance, if a homeowner is in active bankruptcy, the Association may not send a violation letter to
them that may endure any financial hardship.  Therefore, although a violation may have been noted on a
particular property for several months, the Association is very limited on what action may be taken. 
Another instance, if a yard is severely overgrown, the Association may exercise its right to issue a 10-day
certified Force Maintenance Notice to the property owner. If the violation is not cured within 10-days,
the Association has the authority to conduct the maintenance at the expense of the property owner.

Notice of Collection Policy

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Notice of Assessment

The 2019 maintenance fee, which is collected in arrears, has been set at $192.00 per lot, representing a 0% increase over the amount of the assessment levied for the previous year.  This amount is due on January 1, 2020, and it will become delinquent if not paid by February 1, 2020.  If your fees become delinquent, a late fee of 6% APR will be assessed on any unpaid balance.

The Kenswick HOA also passes through an Electricity Service Fee in the amount of $42.71.  This fee was the expense per resident of providing streetlight and Common Area electricity service in 2019.

Installment Payments

You may pay your assessment over time; however your payment plan must be approved in writing on the Association’s payment plan form.  Forms are available for download online at www.kenswickhoa.com.  If you enter into a payment plan, payments must be made at least monthly, and interest will continue to accrue on the unpaid balance.  Payment Plan requests must be accompanied by a $25.00 application fee.  Partial payments made without a written Payment Plan will not suspend the Association’s collection measures.  All partial payments will be charged a $5.00 per payment administrative processing charge.

Notice of Collection Policies

For balances that remain outstanding on or after March 1, a collection demand letter will be sent by certified and regular mail with an additional $35.00 collection charge added to your account balance.

Account holders who have received a collection letter and who remain delinquent on or after May 1 may be assigned to the association’s attorney for collection.  Once this assignment takes place, all contact regarding your account will be through the attorney.  The attorney’s fees (which will be substantial) will be collected as part of your account balance.  The attorney will send foreclosure demand letters and appropriate notification to your mortgage company, if any.  Failing these collection attempts, the attorney will seek to foreclose the Association’s lien through foreclosure lawsuit.

Other Administrative Policies

NSF checks will incur a $25.00 NSF check charge.

Statements are rendered by the Association as a courtesy and will not include all legal fee charges if the account has been assigned to the Association’s attorney.

Statements are mailed to property owners only.  Duplicate copies for mortgage, tax, and title companies are available upon request to https://www.homewisedocs.com.

Important:  Address changes will be recognized only if requested on the Association’s official change of address form or by advice from a title company pursuant to a real estate closing.

 

www.kenswickhoa.com

Notice of Regular Board Meeting

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The Board of Directors of the Kenswick Homeowners’ Association, Inc. will hold a regular meeting on October 22, 2020, via Zoom. Open Session is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., and visitors are welcome.Please make sure to register at the link below.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Oct 22, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcO-hqTwsH9e3rkeoI2FEXgDvk2lS6RjR

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The subject of the meeting is general business of the Association, including monthly reports. If you wish to be scheduled to speak at this meeting, please contact the Association’s office at (281) 852-1155 not later than three days prior to the scheduled meeting.

An Executive Session is scheduled.  Items that may be discussed in this closed session include: actions involving personnel, pending or threatened litigation, contract negotiations, enforcement actions, confidential communications with the Association attorney, matters involving invasion of privacy of owners, and other matters that are confidential by request of an affected party and agreement of the Board.

By order of the Board of Directors

Garage Sale Signs

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While reserving the right to do so, the Board of Directors of the Kenswick Homeowners' Association does not seek to regulate garage sales in the Kenswick community.  The Board has, however, issued this request:

PLEASE PICK UP YOUR GARAGE SALE SIGNS WHEN YOUR GARAGE SALE IS FINISHED

Thank you for respecting your neighbors by respecting the Board's request.

The CenterPoint Easement behind Swan Meadow

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For Owners on Swan Meadow Lane

If you have electric lines behind your house . . .

 

In conjunction with CenterPoint Energy, your homeowners association arranged to have the utility easement behind your residence cleared in late 2014.  They sent a letter to you at the time advising you that you own the property under the electric utilities, and that you are required to keep that area clear and free of trash.  This includes mowing behind your house.

 

 

If you choose to do so, you may install a gate in your existing rear fence to access the area.  If you don’t already have a fence in the easement area, you may build one; however, if you choose to build a fence on your side property line in this easement, you must allow gate access for passage of CenterPoint equipment.

 

 

The Board of Directors of Kenswick Homeowners’ Association will require you and your neighbors to continue to maintain the area behind your residence for the health, safety, and aesthetic appeal of the entire Kenswick community.  Your abandonment or abuse of this area will not be tolerated.  This shall serve as notice that any such abandonment, dumping, or abuse will be pursued by deed restriction enforcement and by all legal means available to the Association.