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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) About Southern Oaks Grove HOA
All residents who purchase or rent a home in our HOA are required to abide by the deed restrictions established by our Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions found under the "Documents" tab. Additional information can be found by reading our "Book of Standards for Community Living" and our "Community Information Sheet".
 

1. What do I need to do if I want to make changes to the exterior of my home or property? 
All homeowners must submit an Alteration Application at least 30 days prior to making any change to the exterior of their home or property.  The forms can be printed directly from our website, or you may contact McNeil Management Services to have one mailed to you by calling (813) 571-7100.  The completed form must be submitted with all necessary items (i.e. survey, contractor sheets, photos, etc.) to McNeil Management.  Your request will be reviewed by the Architectural Committee for compliance with community documents and you will be notified by mail if your request is approved or denied.  Do not begin any projects prior to approval.
 
2. Why did I receive a "violation notice" in the mail? 
McNeil Management regularly inspects our community for violations of our community's governing documents. Such violations cover everything from small items like a dirty mailbox, trash cans left in view, weeds in plants beds, and lawns in need of mowing, to larger items like trees in need of pruning, homes in need of repainting, and fences in need of repair.  If you receive a violation notice in the mail you are required to correct the specific violation in a timely manner and to maintain your property for continuous compliance.  These rules are intended to maintain the property value of your home and your neighbors homes.
 
3. What can I do if I see a violation or problem in the community? 
If you see an issue you think is a violation on a property or common area, you can check our community documents online first to confirm it.  Such issues can be reported to McNeil Management by emailing an Enforcement Request Form to management@mcneilmsi.com.  Some issues may not be actionable items by the HOA and should be directed to the appropriate agency (i.e. Sheriff's office, county office, TECO, etc.).
 
4. What do my HOA assessments pay for and do I have to pay them? 
HOA assessments are required by every property to pay for the management and upkeep of the community.  As a homeowner you must pay the semi-annual assessment amount set by the board of directors as described in the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (see "Documents" tab).  An assessment notice is mailed to each owner of record prior to the due date.  Late payments and non-payments are subject to late fees and legal action.  If you are unable to make a timely payment, you must contact McNeil Management prior to the due date at (813) 571-7100.
 
5.  Can homeowners attend HOA board meetings? 
Yes, homeowners are welcome to attend all HOA board meetings.  Signs are posted in the community to announce each upcoming meeting date, time, and location.  The board will cover agenda items first and time permitting, homeowners will have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments at the end of each meeting.
 
 

 

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