Feeding Birds in Bonita Springs Homeowner Associations
Recently, I had a potential home buyer ask a question regarding the ability to have a bird feeder at a home located withn a home owner association. They did not mention the HOA by name so my ability to assist is limited. The Bonita Springs area is about 75% gated and deed restricted and there is one guarantee … every community has different sets of rules. Whether it’s a modest enclave of villas such as Forest Creek Villas or a larger community like Bonita Bay, the rules will be incredibly different.
Bird feeders, of course, would be an item that falls under specific HOA rules/guidelines. If having a back yard bird feeder is important to you, you will want to carefully read the HOA rules/guidelines and also call the property management company to double check specifically for that item or issue. Frequently there are items such as pet weight, parked cars, rental restrictions that not only bear checking but double checking with the person who manages the community or building.
There are a few ways to locate the management company. If you’re working with a real estate agent, your own buyer’s agent, they can access the listing in the MLS and the management company contact phone number is in the “agent facing” side of the MLS. If you doing homework on your own with regard to finding the answer to pointed HOA information you can visit the community and look at a posting near a common area, clubhouse or swimming pool. For example, Paloma and Hawthorne each have a clubhouse and pool area with a bulletin board near the door. Often times there is also a plaque reading, for example, Mirasol at Coconut Point is managed by xyz management at 555-555-1212.
Often times, the guard at the house may be able to answer the question with regard to management company contact information. If the community has a golf and country club you may be able to contact the club to ask who manages the master home owner association.
Finally, most HOA and condo associations are posted on www.Sunbiz.org as well as their board of director members.