FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SHEET
What are my voting rights in the condominium association ?
In any meeting of members (owners of units), each Unit shall be entitled to one vote. The vote of a Unit shall not be divisible. [reference: By-Laws 3.6 (a)]
Votes may be cast in person or by proxy. Except as specifically provided herein, Unit owners may not vote by general proxy, but may vote by limited proxies substantially conforming to the limited proxy form approved by the Division. [ reference: By-Laws 3.7]
What restrictions exist in the condominium on my right to use my unit ?
RESIDENCE: Units may be used only as single-family residences and for no other purpose.
ALTERATIONS: No Unit Owner shall cause or allow improvements or changes to any Unit, Limited Common Elements appurtenant thereto or Common Elements without obtaining the prior written consent of the Association (in the manner specified in Section 9.1 thereof of the Condominium Declaration).
FLOOR COVERINGS: Without limiting the generality of the approval requirements set forth in Section 9 of the Condominium Declaration, no hard-surfaced floor coverings such as wood, tile, marble and stone shall be installed in any Unit or its appurtenant Limited Common Elements unless same is installed with sound-absorbing backing meeting the requirements, from time to time, of the Association.
EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS – LANDSCAPING: Without limiting the generality of Section 9.1 or 17.4 of the Condominium Declaration, but subject to any provision of this Declaration specifically permitting same, no Unit Owner shall cause anything to be affixed or attached to, hung, displayed or placed on the exterior walls, doors, balconies or windows of the Building (including, but not limited to, awnings, signs, storm shutters, screens window tinting, furniture, fixtures and equipment), nor to plant or grow any type of shrubbery, flower, tree, vine, grass or other plant life outside his Unit, without the prior written consent of the Association.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: The personal property of Unit Owners and occupants must be stored in their respective units.
PATIOS/COMMON ELEMENTS: No articles other than patio-type furniture shall be placed on the balconies, patios, or other Common Elements. No linens, clothes, bathing suits or swimwear, curtains, rugs, mops, laundry of any kind, or other articles, shall be shaken or hung from any windows, doors, balconies, terraces or other portions of the Condominium or Association Property.
WALKWAYS: The sidewalks, entrances, passages, lobbies, and hallways and like portions of the Common elements shall not be obstructed nor used for any purpose other than for ingress and egress to and from the Condominium Property or Common Elements; nor shall any carts, bicycles, carriages, chairs, tables or any other object be stored therein, except in areas (if any) designated for such purposes.
FALLING OR ELIMINIATION OF DEBRIS: No Unit owner or occupant shall permit anything to fall from a window or door of the Condominium or Association Property, nor sweep or throw from the Condominium or Condominium Property any dirt or other substance onto any of the balconies or elsewhere in the Building or upon the Common Elements.
HOUSEHOLD TRASH DISPOSAL: Premier Valet picks up household trash from the bin outside of each unit’s door every day of the year, expect for Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Or you may dispose of your household trash in the trash compactor located at the corner of Secret Harbor Lane and Sugar Bay Way.
BULK ITEM TRASH DISPOSAL: Contact Premier Valet at 407-936-1303 to arrange for pick-up of large, bulk items such as furniture, mattresses, televisions, etc.
FIRE ALARM: Units in the large buildings (those with 3 floors) have a FIRE ALARM as well as a smoke detector. Be aware, disconnecting the alarm is a felony offense punishable by a prison term and/or a fine. Disconnecting your fire alarm causes the alarms in the other units on your floor to malfunction. If you have a problem with your FIRE ALARM please notify the Association office.
SATELLITE DISHES: Satellite dishes must be approved by the Board of Directors. Contractors are not allowed to drill holes through exterior walls to install the dishes. Dishes must be attached to a sturdy base and set on a balcony or patio, not in shrubbery beds or the deck outside your entrance door.
PETS: Pets are to be kept in the living area of the Unit Owner (not the patio or balcony). Pet owners are responsible for picking up after their pets. Pets are not allowed on the pool decks or in pool enclosures. Pets must be on a leash when outside your unit. The Declaration of Condominium prohibits certain breeds of dogs. The prohibition includes but is not limited to the following breeds: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Doberman, Presa Canario, Chow, Wolf Hybrid, Akita, Huskie or other breed considered dangerous by the Board of Directors.
PETS WITHIN THE COMMON ELEMENTS: No pets may be left unattended anywhere within the Common Elements of the Condominium. Further, no pets may be within the Common elements of the Condominium, unless they are on a leash, which is a maximum of six (6) feet long. No pets are allowed on the pool deck, even with a leash.
NON-PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES: No trailer, house trailer, heavy duty trucks, semi trucks, mobile home, camper, motor home, recreational vehicle, travel trailer, motor coach or other similar vehicle shall be parked or stored on the Condominium Property at any time. No boat, catamaran, canoe, sailboat, hydrofoil, jet-ski, wind surfer or other water craft shall be parked or stored on the Condominium Property at any time.
OFFENSIVE ACTIVITY: No obnoxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon a: Lot, Unit or Parcel. Nor shall anything be done thereon tending to cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance or nuisance to the community. There shall not be maintained any plants or animals, or device or thing of any sort whose normal activities or existence is in any way obnoxious, dangerous, unsightly, unpleasant or of a nature as may diminish or destroy the enjoyment of other property in the neighborhood by the Owners thereof; and, further, all domestic animals shall either be kept on a leash or kept within the enclosed area. [Article VI, Section 2 of the Revised Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Crossings, as recorded January 29, 1997]
NUISANCES: No nuisances (as defined by the Association) shall be allowed on the Condominium Property, nor shall any use or practice be allowed which is a source of annoyance to residents or occupants of Units or which interferes with the peaceful possession or proper use of the Condominium Property by its residents or occupants. No activity specifically permitted by this Declaration shall be deemed a nuisance. [Declaration of Condominium of (formerly Reserve) Regency Park at Lake Mary, a Condominium, Item 17.6, page 29]
CONDITION OF BUILDING AND GROUNDS: It shall be the responsibility of each Owner to prevent the development of any unclean, unsightly or unkept conditions of buildings or grounds on such Lot, Unit or Parcel which shall tend to substantially decrease the beauty of the community as a whole or the specific area. [Article VI, Section 1 of the Revised Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Crossings, as recorded January 29, 1997]
EXPENSE OF MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT: Unit Owner shall be liable for the expense of any maintenance, repair or replacement made necessary by his negligence or by that of any member of his family or his or their guests, employees, agents or lessees, but only to the extent such expense is not met by the proceeds of insurance actually collected in respect of such negligence by the Association.
SIGNS FOR SALE OR RENT: No signs, including “For Sale” or “For Rent”, advertisement, notice or other graphics or lettering shall be exhibited, displayed, inscribed, painted, or affixed in, or upon any part of the Condominium or Association property, except signs used or approved by the developer or the Board of the Association. Additionally, no awning, canopy, shutter, or other projection shall be attached to or upon the outside walls or roof of the Building or on Common Elements, without the prior written consent of the Board of Directors of the Association. Notwithstanding anything herein or in any of the Condominium documents to the contrary, any unit owner may display one (1) portable, removable United States flag in a respectful way; and on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day any Unit Owner may display in a respectful way portable, removable official flags, not larger than 4.5 feet by 6 feet that represents the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
WINDOW A/C UNITS, MATERIALS ON WINDOWS: No window air-conditioning units may be installed by Unit Owners or occupants. No Unit shall have any aluminum foil placed in any window or glass door or any reflective or tinted substance placed on any glass, unless approved, in advance by the Board of Directors in writing. No unsightly materials may be placed on any window or glass door or be visible through such window or glass door.
STORAGE OF FLAMABLE OR EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS: No flammable, combustible, or explosive fluids, chemicals or substances shall be kept in any Unit or on the Common Elements. Charcoal broilers, gas grills, open flame burners, electric grills, and smokers may not be used or stored on, in or about balconies, patios or any of the Common Elements.
NFPA 1 - Uniform Fire Code, 2003 Edition
10.11 Open Fires, Incinerators, and Commercial Fireplaces.
10.11.7 For other than one- and two-family dwellings, no hibachi, gas-fired grill, charcoal grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose, shall be used or kindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10 ft (3 m) of any structure. Listed electric ranges, grills, or similar electrical apparatus shall be permitted.
CUMULATIVE WITH RESTRICTIONS OF MASTER COVENANTS: The foregoing restrictions shall be in addition to, cumulative with, and not in derogation of those set forth in the Master Covenants.
What restrictions exist in the condominium document on the leasing of my unit ?
No portion of a Unit (other than an entire Unit) may be rented. All leases shall be in writing, shall a minimum term of at least ninety (90) consecutive days and shall provide (or deemed to provide if not provided in the lease) that the Association shall have the right to terminate the lease upon default by the tenant in observing any of the provisions of the Master Covenants, the Declaration, the Articles or By-Laws of the Association, the applicable rules, or other provisions of any document governing the Condominium or administered by the Association. All leases are made subordinate to any lien filed by the Condominium Association and / or the Master Association, whether prior or subsequent to such lease.
Do I have to be a member in any other association ? If so, what is the name of the association; what are my voting rights in this association ?
Also, how much are my assessments?
Membership: Yes. As an owner of a unit, one is automatically are/must be a member of the Crossings Master Community Association, Inc. [reference: Article IV Section 1 Revised Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Crossings ]
Voting Rights: Each Homeowners Association and Condominium Association shall be a Class “A” member, entitled to appoint, elect or designate one (1) voting representative of the Homeowners Association or Condominium Association to the Master Association. The voting representative of each Class “A member shall be entitled to (1) vote for each Lot or Unit within the Homeowners Association and Condominium Association. Each Homeowners Association or Condominium Association shall provide in its Declaration, By-laws or Articles of Incorporation how its voting representative to the Association will be selected and how such voting representative will be permitted to cast the votes on behalf of the Homeowners Association or Condominium Association, as the case may be. [ reference: Article IV Section 2, (A) of the Revised Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Crossings ]
Master Association Assessments: The assessments for the Master Association are not included in the Condominium Assessments set forth above. For information on the Master Association, contact Sentry Management at 407 788-6700.
Am I required to pay rent or land use fees for recreational or other commonly used facilities? If so, how much am I obligated to pay annually ?
No. The only fees paid for commonly used facilities are the newly designated “boat & trailer” storage area, located near Building 5 adjacent to Lake Emma Road. The monthly storage charge during calendar year 2014 is $25.00 per month.
Is the condominium association or other mandatory membership association involved in any court cases in which it may face liability in excess of $ 100,000? If so, identify each such case.
NOTE: THE STATEMENTS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE ONLY SUMMARY IN NATURE. A PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER SHOULD REFER TO ALL REFERENCES, HXHIBITS HERETO, THE SALES CONTRACT, AND THE CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS.
Lake Mary School Ratings
Lake Mary Schools zoned for Regency Park:
- Lake Mary Elementary
- Greenwood Middle
- Lake Mary High