Covenants Committee

Covenants Committee

Description

The Covenants Committee administers the Use and Maintenance Covenants set forth in the Reston Deed of Dedication. While the Design Covenants primarily seek to preserve the architectural integrity of the whole community, the Use and Maintenance Covenants focus on the ongoing upkeep and specific use of properties within the community. The Use and Maintenance Covenants relate to the physical condition of property and certain uses made of it such as business in the home or vehicle parking.

The Use and Maintenance Covenants were developed, in part, to ensure that properties are kept in good repair, acceptable in appearance and substantially similar to their original condition. The Covenants require that the property, and any improvement or alteration, be kept in good condition so that it does not have a detrimental or adverse effect on other properties in the community. These considerations become even more important as Reston properties age and require more frequent maintenance. The Use and Maintenance Covenants provide both a reminder of property owners' responsibilities and a process though which the community can protect its physical well being.

Responsibilities

  • Considers and decides violations in accordance with adopted procedures that are found by staff or other association members.

  • Develops Use and Maintenance Standards.

  • May withdraw the privilege of the use of Reston's common areas from covenants violators.

  • Considers requests for temporary exception permits.

Meetings

The Covenants Committee usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the conference center at RA headquarters, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA.

Covenants Committee Resources