Covenants Committee

Welcome to the Covenants Main Page!
 Your Covenants Committee has launched this page in an effort to bring you up-to-date information affecting our community. Here you will find one-stop shopping to get all the information you need to know about Queen’s Landing and how it works. Please take a moment to tour our page and check out the links.  If you have any comments or suggestions in making this page more useful, please let us know. Thanks for stopping by.

Special Notices
The Documentation Committee is currently going through a comprehensive review of all our Governing Documents and will be revising them as necessary.  This is an intensive and time-consuming project which we hope to have completed by late 2017.  Please note since the process is underway at this time, there may be some conflicts within the documents in their current form or as previously presented on this Website or on the Tidewater Portal.  If you have specific questions, please contact the Association Manager.

TRASH COLLECTION REMINDER:
Trash days are Mondays and Fridays. Trash should be placed at the curb after dusk the night before pick-up in securely tied, heavy-duty plastic bags (not in cans). If trash is placed out any earlier, you are in violation of the Rules and Regulations. When a major holiday (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas) falls on one of our scheduled pick up days (Monday or Friday), the trash will be picked up the following day (Tuesday or Saturday).

Did You Know?
We have received several complaints about big toys, ladders, large storage boxes, and just plain stuff cluttering the back patios of some units. Did You Know the QL Rules and Regulations state in Section 2.3 that…. decks and patios MUST be maintained in a manner that will not detract from the aesthetic appearance of the community? This simply means that you are responsible to maintain your patio to the minimum standards of the community. In other words, clear your patios of “stuff”, keep it looking clean and neat, and don’t allow it to become a head-turner when someone passes by. Your landscaping and maintenance personnel work hard to maintain the attractive appearance of Queen’s Landing. Please do your part to help. Keep Your Space Neat!

Building Maintenance:  Who’s Responsible for What?
Who’s responsible for what when it comes to maintaining your unit and building? It’s an important question often asked by residents especially now as we are coming towards the end of our restoration project. Unfortunately the answer is sometimes more complicated than you’d think.

Generally, the association is responsible for repairing or replacing common or shared elements and owners are responsible for maintaining their own unit. But there are two problems. First, some areas are neither common elements nor part of your unit. These are called limited [use] common elements, for example your patio or porch, and they’re available only to one or a few residents. Who is responsible for these? Second, ownership and responsibility for repair and replacement are not necessarily the same thing. So, sometimes it gets confusing.

To help simplify the question of responsibility for repair and control costs to the association, the Board has elected to strictly enforce the provisions set forth in our governing documents. The association will adhere to the Chart of Maintenance Responsibility located in Exhibit B of the Bylaws and abide by the explanation of liability as provided in the Maryland Condominium Act and the Queen’s Landing Bylaws.

As mentioned above, the Queen’s Landing Chart of Maintenance Responsibility (Exhibit B) is located in the appendix section of the Bylaws and indicates who is responsible for what. In an attempt to make the chart a little easier to understand, an ‘Expanded’ Exhibit B chart has also been included with a more descriptive list of major and individual components. The Expanded chart also includes columns labeled “association responsibility” and “unit owner responsibility” with a simple X marked in one of the columns designating responsibility.

While the expanded chart is fairly comprehensive, not all components or areas of responsibility are listed so you may still have questions. If you do, please check with the Association Manager or a board member for clarification. It could have been overlooked at the time the documents were prepared, or perhaps it was recently added. The board will pass a clarifying resolution assigning responsibility for any items that need to be included.

It might save a telephone call if you check the responsibility chart first, but if there are any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

 

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

Maryland Condominium Act

Queen’s Landing Declaration

Queen's Landing By Laws
• Exhibit B: Chart of Maintenance Responsibilities

Committee Charters

QL Rules and Regulations

POLICIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Competitive Bid Procedures

Limited Common Element Policy

Shrub Maintenance Policy

Stucco De-Puncturing Program Policy

Towing Policy

Protocol for Violations and Complaints

Maintenance Policy

Newsletter Publication Standards

Post Restoration Planting Guidelines

Arch Removal Protocol

Patio Divider Standards


FORMS

Architectural Change Request

Architectural Change Request for Satellite Dishes

Landscape Change Request

Covenants Committee Forms
    Covenant Violations
    Rule Change Suggestions
   Covenant Complaint &
     Safety Issues



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      Revised: October 10, 2017