What You Should Know
The purpose of restrictive covenants in the Barrington Heights subdivision is to maintain consistent standards with regard to new home design, any modifications to existing homes, and the general quality and beauty of our neighboorhood. Compliance provides all of us with one of the most pleasant environments in Beaumont and ultimately with optimum valuation of our home properties.
There are more than a few homes in our subdivision whose yards need some immediate attention. The deed restrictions (Article VI, Section 1) state that each homeowner shall regularly mow and maintain, and keep in a neat and attractive condition, the grassed and landscaped areas of his yard and the unpaved portion of the street easement abutting his lot.
As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to maintain your yard. Please help protect the investment of each homeowner by keeping your yard neat and attractive, this includes weeding your flower beds. If you are not able to maintain your yard there are several lawn care services available, just look around your street on any given day.
The deed restrictions (Article VIII, Section 5) state that No Owner shall do, or permit any members of his family, his guests or tenants to do any act on any Lot or on the Common Area of the Addition which shall be in violation of (i) any applicable ordinance, statute, rule or regulation of any municipal or other governmental authority. (ii) "the provisions of this Declaration, (iii) the Bylaws of the Association, or (iv) the rules and regulations of the Association relating to the use of the Common Area of the Addition; nor shall any noxious or offensive activity be carried on or anything be done on any Lot or on the Common Area of the Addition which may become an annoyance or nuisance to the other Owners or their tenants. No business or commercial activities of any kind or any "garage sales”, "sidewalk sales" or similar activities or events (even though not commercial in nature) shall be conducted on any Lot in the Addition or on the Common Area of the Addition.
Parking or Storage of Boats, Etc.
Article VIII, Section 6 states that: No boats, trailers, campers, buses, mobile homes, recreational vehicles. trucks (except for pickup trucks or vans having a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of not more than three-quarter (3/4) ton, or similar vehicles (any of the foregoing being herein referred to as a "Restricted Vehicle") may be parked or stored upon any Lot in the Addition on a Permanent Basis (as that term is defined below in this Section) except wholly within an enclosed garage or other fully enclosed accessory building; nor may any Restricted Vehicle be parked or allowed to remain on a Permanent Basis on any street in the Addition. Further, no Restricted Vehicle shall be parked or left unattended on any portion of the Common area of the Addition, whether or not on a Permanent Basis." A "Permanent Basis", as that term is used herein shall mean any period or periods in excess of twenty-four (24) consecutive hours or periods in excess of eight (8) consecutive hours on three (3) or more successive days. No commercial trucks, tractor trailers or trailers, (any of the foregoing being referred to as a "Commercial Vehicle”) shall be parked or left unattended on any Lot or in street in the Addition, except for the limited time period(s) during which the owner or operator of the Commercial Vehicle is (a) making deliveries to the Declarant, the Association or a Lot Owner (or to their respective employees, agents, representatives or contractors), or (b) performing maintenance, repairs or construction on a Lot or the Common Area for the Declarant, the Association or a Lot Owner (or for their respective employees, agents, representatives or contractors); nor shall any Commercial Vehicle be parked or left unattended for any period of time on any portion of the Common Area. As used in this Section, the term "commercial trucks, vans, tractor-trailers or trailers" means any truck or van having a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity of more than one (1) ton, truck-tractor, tractor-trailer or trailer that is owned, leased or operated for commercial purposes and bears some indicia (whether by way of a sign, logo, color scheme or distinctive markings) that it is owned, leased or operated for commercial purposes, including any such vehicle that is owned, leased to or operated by the Owner of a Lot in the Addition.
Garbage and Refuse Disposal
Article VIII, Section l5 states that No Lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish, trash, refuse, or other waste materials. Trash, garbage and other waste shall be kept in sanitary closed containers pending collection thereof; and garbage cans and other receptacles shall (except when placed on a private drive for regular collection purposes) be hidden or screened from public view. No Lot shall be used for the open storage of any materials whatsoever, except for materials used or to be used in the construction of improvements upon any Lot, and then only for so long as such construction progresses. Upon completion of the improvements, any remaining materials, together with all rubble, rubbish, trash and debris shall be promptly removed from such Lot.