CC&R is the common abbreviation for your community's “Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions.” This term refers to all documents, contracts, or agreements that define the use of real property in your association. It is an defined agreement between homeowners or between a property owner and an association. CC&R’s are frequently created in order to:
They are particularly useful in situations such as condominium and community associations, where the property of each individual owner is in very close proximity. CC&R’s may also dictate the use and rights of property owners in relation to the condo or homeowner’s association.
Covenants, conditions and restrictions can cover different concerns and vary based on the development, when it was constructed and the type of community it is located. Some of the more common items include:
Covenants, conditions, and restrictions are mutually agreed upon contracts between property owners and a homeowners association. If you have a dispute over types of property restrictions, you should always first review the contract or covenant documents. If there is a general consensus within the neighborhood to change part of the CC&Rs, amendment and modifications can be voted on and if approved by the required quorum of voting members can be changed.