The interior of your unit is your responsibility to maintain. This includes plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems in or outside your unit that serve just your unit. You also need to take care of your balcony or patio and your screen door. You are prohibited from doing anything inside or outside your unit that will change the exterior appearance of the building. Please take the time to read the rules and regulations included in this book for your information.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the unit is maintained in a clean and habitable condition. Pest extermination for roaches, silverfish, etc., is provided by the Association. To schedule extermination, contact the site office. Pest Control is provided to you by the Association at no charge to you. You must, however, schedule the service through the Association office.
No animals or reptiles of any kind may be raised, bred, or kept in any unit except small dogs, cats, and caged birds. Pets must be registered with the onsite office, and must be registered and inoculated as required by law. Pets are not permitted on the common elements unless under the control of an adult and carried or leashed. Pet owners are responsible for damage to common areas and disturbances to neighbors their pet may cause. Landlords are responsible for the actions of their tenants.
Major In-Unit Alterations
Owners may renovate, improve, or alter their units, provided that such renovation does not disturb or remove any structural or load-bearing wall within your unit.
A master insurance policy is provided by the Association. If you need a certificate of insurance for your mortgage company, see the site office for the phone number to call at our insurance company.
The Bylaws require that each owner supply the Association with a working set of keys for emergency access and to perform other necessary duties. The keys are not a lock-out service, however, if you have provided the office with a key, the on-site manager can give you access to your unit during office hours. If your front and rear doors are keyed differently, you may want to provide both keys to the office in case an emergency blocks one door.
Mailbox keys are solely the responsibility of the Unit Owner. Neither the Association nor the Postal Service has a key for your individual mailbox. If your key is lost, the safest recourse is to replace the mailbox lock using the services of a locksmith.
Barbecue grills are tightly regulated in Fairfax County. Only electric grills are permitted to be used near multi-family residential buildings. Fairfax County Ordinance states that no charcoal grill or any gasoline or other flammable liquid or liquefied petroleum gas-fired stove or similar device shall be ignited or used on balconies or within 15 feet of any apartment building.