Most Covenant, Condition and Restriction ("CCR") issues arise when a property owner is simply unaware of a CCR or "deed restriction" affecting the property.
The most common CCR issues are HVAC (air conditioning units), satellite dishes, and lawn storage building or recreational vehicles that are visible from the street. These issues are most prevalent in side yards between properties or on exposed corner lots. Additionally, the "street trees" defined in the CCRs must be properly located (generally set back 8 feet from the curb) and the proper size (minimum 3 inch caliper measured 12 inches above the root ball) and type (species). Street trees must also be maintained so as to not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
More recently the use of golf carts and motorized recreational vehicles within the neighborhood has become the most controversial issue reported to the association. Please see "What are the "deed restrictions" and laws regarding the use of golf carts, all terrain vehicles, and recreational or utility motor vehicles within the Colonies?" below for more information.