PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND PROJECTS

Community association managers are responsible for managing and maintaining common areas and amenities in residential communities, such as HOAs, condominiums, and co-ops. Maintenance is a critical aspect of their job and requires regular attention to ensure the safety, functionality, and aesthetics of the community.

Some key areas of maintenance for community association managers to focus on include:

  • Landscaping and groundskeeping: Community association managers must ensure that the common areas are properly landscaped and maintained. This includes regular mowing, trimming, watering, and fertilizing of the lawn, shrubs, and trees.

  • Building maintenance: Community association managers must ensure that the buildings in the community are properly maintained. This includes regular inspections, repairs, and cleaning of roofs, gutters, walls, and windows.

  • Facilities maintenance: Community association managers must ensure that the facilities in the community are properly maintained. This includes regular inspections, repairs, and cleaning of the community pool, clubhouse, gym, and other amenities.

  • Safety inspections: Community association managers must conduct regular safety inspections to identify potential hazards and address them promptly. This includes checking for tripping hazards, ensuring proper lighting, and testing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

  • Contractor management: Community association managers must manage outside contractors, such as landscapers and maintenance crews, to ensure that work is completed on time and to a high standard.

  • Capital Improvements: Community association managers must have a thorough understanding of the community’s needs and priorities, as well as the resources available to finance capital improvements. These projects are a major investment to enhance or upgrade buildings, common areas, and amenities.

In addition to these specific areas of maintenance, community association managers must also develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance plan that outlines all necessary tasks and schedules. They must also communicate regularly with residents about maintenance issues, including any disruptions or closures to common areas and amenities.

Overall, maintenance is a crucial aspect of any community association, and requires knoweledgable managers to give attention to detail, organization, and effective communication with residents and outside contractors.