Q. How do I contact Falcon's Lea Patio Homeowner's Association?
Q. Where do I find rules for the association?
A. The rules are found in the Declaration of Convenants, Articles of Incorporaton and By-Laws. In the case of any conflict between the Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws, the Articles shall control; and in the case of any conflict between the Declaration of Convenants and the By-Laws, the Declaration shall control. These documents should have been given to you during your closing. You can download an unofficial copy from this website by going to the "Documents" page or you can request an official copy of them from the Association for a nominal fee.
Q. What type of penalties can be assessed for any violations of these rules?
A. The Association will assess violations in the following areas: house maintenance, lawn maintenance, fence or wall maintenance as well as proper lighting since Falcon's Lea Patio Homes have no street lights. Also, homeowners will be assessed violations for failure to obtain written Board approval on any of the following architectual changes: roof replacement, roof painting, house painting, fence installation, pool installation, screen enclosures, structual additions, and sheds. Penalties may be assessed for commercial vehicles, boats, trailers, abandoned vehicles, vehicles in excess of 20 feet in length, or vehicles in excess of 5,000 lbs of weight.
Q. How much are the annual assessments and when are they due?
A. Notices are generally given to every homeowner in January. Annual assessments are for the following, but not limited to: maintenance and repair of the Common Area, maintenance and repair of the private roads servicing the property, maintenance and operation of the entrance feautres to the property, the payment of insurance and taxes of the Common Area, payment for the improvements and maintenance of the property, services and facilities related to the use and enjoyment of the Common Area, as well as an adequate reserve fund. No owner may waive assessments for non-use of the Common Area or abondment of Lot. Failure to pay annual assessements by the due date shall be deliquent and may result in additional fees being assessed unless prior arrangments have been made with the Association. In addition, non-payment of annual or special assessments will result in the homeowner's voting rights being suspended until such assessment has been paid.
Q. When is there bulk trash pick up?
There are limits and restrictions for bulk trash items and amounts. Please visit their web site for more information at www.wm.com or contact them at (954) 974-7500.
PLEASE NOTE: To minimize debris and hazard in our streets, please put out all bulk trash items only one (1) day prior to pick up date. Thank you for your cooperation.
Q. What days are for regular trash pick up?
A. Consult the Notices & Alerts page for current schedule. All garbage must be in the cans provided by the Town of Davie.
Q. What do I need to do if I'm selling my home?
A. Homeowner's are required to notify the board when selling their property. Falcon's Lea Patio Homeowner's Association charges a $250 processing fee for Estopple letters when selling your home. Fees must be paid in full to receive letter. Financial institutions requesting an Estoppel letter should submit their form to Falcon's Lea Patio Homeowner Association. Please send to: Falcon's Lea Patio Homeowner's Association, 14950 Norfolk Lane, Davie, FL 33331-3901. Please refer to Contact Board and estoppel tab for instructions on how to reach a board member or mailing instructions for estoppel forms.
Q. Am I allowed to put out signs (For Sale, Garage Sale, etc) in my yard and in the Common Area?
A. No sign of any kind shall be displayed to the public view on any Lot, except one sign of not more than one square foot advertising that property for sale or rent. Furthermore, no sign is permitted on the Common Area without the approval of the Board. Un-approved signs may be removed by the Association. Signs removed by the Association will be kept for sixty (60) days. If you would like your sign returned to you within the sixty (60) day timeframe, please contact the Board.
Q. Can I rent my house and what notifications do I need to make to the Association?
A. Homeowners are allowed to rent their property. However, notification to the Association is required. Notifications must include the property address, owner's name and fowarding contact information (address, phone, and/or e-mail). In addition, the names of all tenants utilizing the property and facilities must be listed. A request for the Associations approval to extend tenants' privileges to the Common Areas (ie, pool key, etc) must be made in writing.
Q. How can I request for an Estoppel Letter?
Q. What actions do I as a homeowner need to take if I'm interested in making home improvements?
A. Any changes, additions or alterations to your property including: fence, wall, screened enclosures, pools, drain system, sprinklers, roof, sidewalk, painting, landscaping or any item visible from the exterior indicating plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials and location must first be submitted to and approved on an Architectural Approval Form to the Association. Failure to do so will result in violation. Once the Association approvesl, you may need to obtain a permit from the Town of Davie. Please see the "Community Links" page for the Town of Davie's website. When applying for a permit from the Town, you must include the Architectural Approval Form.
Q. What color schemes can I paint my house?
A. Before painting your house or roof, you must first submit an Architectural Approval Form with specific details and color name to the Association for approval. Color swatches must be attached to your Architectural Approval Form. The Board of Directors will vote on your request at the next monthly meeting. The Board has approved color schemes for the convenience of residents. Any Falcon's Lea Patio resident wanting to paint their house is encouraged to use one of these color schemes, available at Sherwin-Williams located off of Indian Trace in Weston. Address: Sherwin-Williams, 1300 S.W. 160th Ave. Telephone Number 954-306-0662 The book with the color schemes is available at Sherwin - Williams, as well at all Board meetings.
Q. What colors/styles can I select from when getting a new roof?
A. All homes shall have S tile shape tile.. You must first submit the Architectural Approval Form found under documents of this website with specific details and color name to the Association for approval. Please provide a pictured brochure attached to your approval form. The Board of Directors will vote on your request at the next monthly meeting. The Town of Davie requires a permit for roof installation. The Architectural Approval Form must accompany your permit application.
Q. What type of fence is authorized by the Assocation?
A. A wooden shadow box style fence is the only approved style of fence. No barbed wire, wire mesh, chicken or hog wire fences shall be allowed. No chain link, PVC, metal or or cyclone fence shall be allowed. Also, fence height should be six (6) feet. Homeowner's must submit an Architectural Approval Form to the Board of Directors for approval. The Board of Directors will vote on your request at the next monthly meeting. Please note that the Town of Davie requires a permit for fence installation. The Architectural Approval Form must accompany your permit application.
Maintenance and repair of the fence shall be the responsibility of the Lot owner. In the case of a common fence or wall shared by adjoining lot owners, the cost of maintenance and repair shall be borne equally by the Lot owners with each Lot owner being responsible for 1/2 of all such costs.
Q. What provisions are required when installing a pool?
A. Plans and specifications showing the nature, kind, shape, height, materials and location must first be submitted to and approved in writing by the Association. Plans must also specify construction entrance and access. Please remember that the Homeowner is responsible for proper replacement or repair of any wall or fence needing removal during installation. The homeowner bears all costs associated with removal and repair. Once the Association submits a letter of approval, you may need to obtain a permit from the Town of Davie. Please see the "Community Links" page for the Town of Davie's website. When applying for a permit from the Town, you must submit the Association's approval letter.
Q. Who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of walls?
A. Maintenance and repair of the fence or wall shall be the responsibility of the Lot owner. In the case of a common fence or wall shared by adjoining lot owners, the cost of repair or replacement shall be borne equally by the Lot owners, with each Lot owner being responsible for 1/2 of all such costs. However, each Lot owner of a shared wall or fence shall maintain that portion of the fence or wall facing the interior of his lot at his own expense. The Association is responsible painting for the outside surface and top of the perimeter wall. Maintenance and repair of damage to the perimeter wall (whether on the inside or outside of the wall) shall be performed by the Lot owner adjacent to the wall at the point where the damaged occurred at the Lot owner's expense.
Q. What types of pets are allowed within the community?
A. No animal, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any Lot, except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept provided that they are not for commercial purposes. Pets are not permitted to run at large within the community.