How HOAs Should Handle Homeowner Renovations

There’s nothing that will make your residents consider moving quite like waking up to the grating sound of construction on a Saturday morning. What may initially seem like a simple home renovation can easily turn into a months-long project that’s an ear and eyesore. Homeowners associations (HOAs) must have a plan in place when their residents request permission to renovate or go through with a renovation without permission. If your HOA has yet to nail down a process for dealing with homeowner renovations, consult a St. Petersburg HOA management company.

Plans and Permits

It is more than reasonable for your association to require plans and permits to be presented before allowing any renovations to take place. You never know when a small project may turn out to be outlandish or structurally unsound when given a closer look. These precautions are to the benefit of the homeowner as well. It is not uncommon for fraudulent contractors to take advantage of homeowners. However, as long as the plans do not violate association rules, you cannot restrict homeowners from performing their own work.

Quiet Time 

Neighbors have just as much a right to peace and quiet as an owner has a right to renovations. Decisions made regarding renovations shouldn’t come at the expense of other residents. For this reason, your association should enforce strict times in which construction is permitted, and construction should be restricted to weekdays to limit its impact on the community. 

Right to Entry

For renovations, your association should have rules in place that allows entry onto an owner’s property in the event of renovations. This is the only way to ensure that debris and litter are being removed and that improvements are progressing on schedule. When you’ve spent months looking at a half-completed residence, you’ll be glad you incorporated these provisions into your rules. 

Worst Case Scenario

In the event that an owner is unwilling to address violations or cooperate with board members, you must be willing to implement fines. In the State of Florida, you can implement fines of up to $100 a day for ongoing violations. However, this should be a last resort. The last thing you want to do is to subject your HOA to a drawn-out legal dispute. In order to navigate through difficult situations like these, you need the assistance of a management company that can competently and consistently address community issues, a St. Petersburg HOA management company like Wise Property Management. 

Are you ready to work with a St. Petersburg HOA community management company that makes life easier for you and your board members and improves the value of your property?  If so, submit our proposal request form today!

Anonymous | Monday, July 1st, 2019 | HOA |


Our founder, William C. Spivey, is a man who believes in the power of people...



We are a family-owned and operated company built in the Tampa Bay Area by a working-class Tampa family.



In today’s day and age, technological advancements are occurring at a rapid rate. These developments...



At WPM, we understand the sensitivity and importance of a management transition. We will proactively work in...



  • Couldn’t have asked for better service. It’s NEVER this easy dealing with property management companies. Great Job! Thanks so much!

    Brent I.

  • Cody Glass from the accounting department was very helpful and professional with a lot of courtesy to help me to understand and set up a new payment process.

    Eric F.

  • I work with Wise on a regular basis, as the nature of our business requires quick turn around times. They are kind and helpful when you need something.

    Natasha A.

  • I have always received great service from Wise. Any time I need help someone always answers the phone and directs me to the right department.

    Elaine R.

  • My name is George Florence, I am the Board President of Villas of Northdale, and I have been a Board member for 5 years now. We have had perfect help from Wise Property Management.

    George F.

  • Wise Property Management is the quintessential image of a professional, organized, comprehensive, deligent and knowledgeable Property Management company.

    Kristy D., South Pointe HOA Vice President.

  • I have been working with Jeanie Hunter of Wise Property for several years now. She has handled all our Tampa Villas South association issues promptly and with great efficiency.

    Ken C., Tampa Villas South HOA Vice President.

  • Very easy to work with and everyone is friendly. We have worked with them for a very long time and love the experience. They take pride in their work and truly enjoy what they do.

    Joey V.

  • Contact Information

  • Community Information

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.