By Board, Jul 1 2018 05:04PM
2018 NEIGHBORHOOD WALKTHROUGH
Later in July, the Wescott Woods Board of Directors will be completing our annual Architectural and Landscaping Neighborhood Walkthrough. The purpose of this walkthrough is to identify any items or situations that fall outside our cluster standards, and notify homeowners of items requiring their attention.
Items that often need a little (or a lot of) attention include plants, bushes, or trees that might not have survived the winter or need a little TLC; repair or replacement of driveways, fences, or playground equipment; lawn overgrowth; siding, paint, trim, roofing, and gutters; and items stored outside in plain view (including trash cans and recycling bins).
As a reminder, your home and all items around your home that are visible from the street (front and side angles) should be maintained to the cluster standard.
Following this walkthrough, in the case of any issues, the board will send a letter to the affected homeowner(s). In most cases, the board will simply send a friendly reminder to identify the issue and request the homeowner fix minor issues at the earliest opportunity. In the case of a more serious issue, the board will send a letter to the homeowners notifying them of the violation of our agreed upon cluster standards, and asking them to address the issue within a reasonable timeframe. In rare cases, if no action is taken after a reasonable timeframe, the board may be required to act on behalf of the neighborhood and file a formal complaint with Reston Association. RA would then follow up and take appropriate action. Please note: the Board will not contact RA without first notifying the homeowner.
As a reminder, all homeowners are required to obtain approval from Reston Association’s Design Review Board (DRB) PRIOR to making most changes to the exterior of your home or property. Standards serve to sustain the consistency of design and the attractiveness of the neighborhood.
Even when you are making a change that has an approved standard for our cluster, contacting the RA covenants advisor to confirm the current approval status is strongly advised (especially for big ticket items including siding, paint, roofing, fencing, and decks).
Following the DRB process protects you and your investment. You can find more details here:
The best way to get started on any change is to contact the Reston Association Covenants Administration office at (703) 435-6530. Wescott Woods’ Covenants Advisor is Trevor Wright.