Landherr Estates

Compliance
and
Good Neighbor Tips

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COMPLIANCE

 

According to the LEHA Deed Restrictions, residents must receive approval from the homeowner's association prior to beginning many common home improvements.  Examples of projects that need prior written approval include, but are not limited to:  constructing an in-ground swimming pool, erecting fences and/or retaining walls, erecting new or enclosing existing decks/patios, modifying driveways, erecting an antenna, erecting a recreational structure or play set, etc.  If you are planning any such projects, please contact the compliance & deed restrictions chairperson listed on our contact information page for approval prior to beginning. 

 

Please remember that Landherr Estates is a deed restricted community.  Examples of things that are restricted include, but are not limited to:  Above-ground swimming pools, signage in front yards such as contractor's signs or political signs, etc.  The only signs permitted in yards are "For Sale" signage or discreet, informative signage indicating home alarm and/or invisible fence systems are in use.

 

REMEMBER TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

 

Many residents contact the LEHA board members with concerns that are common to other neighborhoods.  Councilman Stuart Benson has addressed some of the more prevalent issues in his newsletters and we are sharing some of his insight with this newsletter.  Many issues can be easily corrected if everyone just follows some common sense and shows courtesy to their neighbors.  Some of these are legal issues, which the LEHA board does not have any jurisdiction over.  Here are a few simple tips to remember, along with suggestions on how you may attempt to remedy the situation.

 

PETS

 

Pick up after your pet and keep it on a leash – Metro Ordinance requires pet owners to pick up their pet’s waste and to keep animals on a leash.  Simply carry a plastic bag with you when walk.  If you own a dog or other pet, don’t allow it to disturb your neighbors - If your dog is outside barking it is disturbing the neighborhood.  Take a moment to see what you can do to calm your dog down and stop it from barking or consider purchasing one of the many types of affordable, humane bark deterring collars at a pet store.  Metro Animal Services can fine you if your dog is a frequent barker.

 

Resolution Suggestion if a resident is experiencing a problem with PETS:  Try having a polite conversation with your neighbor to come to a friendly resolution.  If that does not remedy the situation, please contact Metro Animal Control at 363-6609.  You can also contact the police if you feel as though the pet may cause you or someone else bodily injury at 911.

 

VEHICLES

 

Don’t park your vehicle in your yard – Metro Ordinance prohibits vehicles from being parked anywhere in a yard except an approved parking surface such as a driveway.

 

Be courteous when parking on the street – According to our LEHA deed restrictions, “no vehicle shall be continuously or habitually parked on any street”.  If you must park on the street for a short time, please be mindful of the neighbors around you.  Be sure you are not blocking driveways, impeding views or stopping the flow of traffic.

 

Watch your speed as you drive – Be conscious of your speed while driving.  Our neighborhood streets have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour.  Fines can be large if you receive a speeding ticket.

 

Resolution Suggestion if a resident is experiencing a problem with VEHICLES:  If you know the person who is not complying, try having a polite conversation with them to come to a friendly resolution.  If that does not remedy the situation and the person is speeding or has parked their car facing the wrong direction on the street, please contact Metro Police non-emergency incident reporting division at 239-6710, 574-2133 or 574-2111 to arrange to make an official complaint.  Please remember the police legally cannot and do not enforce deed restrictions.

 

LANDSCAPING

 

Cut the Grass & Don’t Leave Trash/Rubbish in Your Yard – Metro’s inspections department issues numerous citations every summer to property owners who fail to maintain their lawns and/or leave debris in yards.  Please take some time to pick up any trash that may be in your yard.  Trim Your Trees – Inspect your trees and determine if they need to be trimmed or removed.  You don’t want them falling on your house during the next storm.  Be mindful of limbs and leaves that may fall in your neighbors yard and clean them up.  Control Weeds in Your Lawns & Landscaping Beds – Be aware that one yard within a neighborhood with a lot of weeds can affect the image of the whole neighborhood.  Also, excessive weeds can spread to your neighbors yard.  Please be sure to adequately control your weeds.

Resolution Suggestion if a resident is experiencing a problem with LANDSCAPING issues pertaining to trash, overgrown grass or trees in need of trimming: Try having a polite conversation with your neighbor to come to a friendly resolution.  He/she may be in need of assistance and you can offer to help.  If that does not remedy the situation, please contact Metro Call at 574-5000 or 311 to arrange to file an official complaint.