HANOVER SQUARE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
RULES AND REGULATIONS
to abide by the Rules and regulations may result in one or more of the
following…. Fines (which may escalate $100, $200, etc), towing, eviction,
additional costs and/or legal action. The MINIMUM fine will
be assessed at $100.00 effective
5/31/07 with the exception of Insurance which carries a minimum fine of
contact management office about rules, regulations, ACR applications
(formally ACC ap),
scavenger pick ups or any other questions you may have.
Parking - Towing - Pets - Antennas / Satellite Dishes - Air Conditioners -
Awnings - Common Areas - Chimney & Fireplaces - Doors & Windows - Electrical
outlets - Flag Poles - Fencing - Gutters - Landscaping - Seasonal
Decorations - Real Estate Signs - Bikes - Pest Control - Tot Lot - Alcohol /
Drugs - Assault - Loitering - Village Trespass to Land - Absentee Unit
Owners - Residents / Guests
garbage must be placed in sealed plastic bags and placed inside the dumpster
behind the privacy fence.
B. Residents only are allowed to use the
scavenger service, (dumpsters). Absentee owners are not allowed to bring
items into the complex to dispose of.
C. Any litter remaining on the ground after
garbage pick-up should be removed by the residents.
D. Large items such as sofa, loveseats,
dressers, etc must be placed inside of the dumpster or arrange for a special
pickup by contacting management.
E. Refrigerators, stoves, washing machines,
dryers, and hot water heaters are not part of the scavenger contract. If
you wish to dispose of one of these items you must contact the management
office for arrangements. There will be an additional cost of these pickups.
F. Doors must be removed from all appliances
prior to being placed in or by dumpsters.
A. Two spaces are provided per unit, the garage
and garage apron. Only one motorized vehicle per garage apron is
B. Parking in fire lanes is expressly
C. Vehicles shall not be parked or maintained
so as to obstruct passage of other vehicles or emergency vehicles. No
vehicles may hang over yellow line of the garage apron.
D. Any vehicle parked in a fire lane, no
or parked on sidewalks or grass areas shall be towed
and/or fined by the Association, without notice to the unit owner, at the
unit owner’s expense.
E. All vehicles parked in the Association must
be fully operational and currently licensed by local and state
governments, unless permission has been granted by board and management.
Vehicles that are permitted on the property include passenger cars,
light trucks up to “B” plate, and properly licensed street motorcycles.
Motor homes, campers, trailers, boats, recreational vehicles, off road
motorcycles, snowmobiles, and non-operational vehicles are not permitted on
G. Storage of vehicles is prohibited.
H. All motorized vehicles must be parked in
their assigned garage or garage apron.
Minor automobile repairs/maintenance shall be limited to those, which
may be completed before nightfall and those which will not damage the
common areas in any way. ONLY brakes, oil changes, or changing tires are
allowed. Repairs / maintenance may be done OLNY on resident own vehicle
only and ONLY on apron and NOT inside garage. The owner is responsible for
any cleaning of the area and any damage caused to the common area. No body
work or engine repair/replacements are allowed.
J. You may ONLY park in other parking spaces
with WRITTEN PERMISSION from that unit’s owner. This written permission MUST
be sent to management office by the unit owner granting permission
and be on file.
K. Motorcycles are not permitted to be parked
on sidewalks, grassy areas. They must be parked in your garage/driveway.
Only one vehicle per space is permitted.
L. After any 2” snow fall all cars must be
removed to accommodate snow plowing. If over night snow, cars must be
removed by 8am.
vehicle may be backed into the garage or apron.
No warming of vehicle inside of the
garage. All vehicles must be removed completely from the garage prior to
warming of vehicle.
No working on vehicles owned by others,
whether a resident of Hanover Square or not. Working on another resident’s
vehicle constitutes running a business which is against the Village
ordinance in a residential area.
P. Any vehicle in violation of any of the
above rules may be subject to fines, towing and additional fees not only
from the Association but from the Village of Hanover Park as well.
A. The Association has contracted a towing
firm and has erected the necessary signage to legally tow within the
Association. This is in compliance with the laws of the State of Illinois.
B. Vehicles may receive a sticker, fined
and/or towed, without notice to the owner, for the following violations:
1. If parked in another resident’s driveway
without the unit owner’s written permission on file in management office.
2. If parked behind other vehicles or 2 vehicles
on a single apron (double parked)
3. If parked in fire lane,
grass, or sidewalk
If parked on Association property while not currently licensed or
operable i.e.; expired sticker on plate, no plates or no applied for sticker
on back window.
The towing company will be
called and the vehicle will be towed without
notice to the owner. All charges must be paid prior to the towing
company releasing the vehicle.
association is not responsible for your vehicle being towed due to missing
sticker or for expired plates. They will randomly patrol the complex for
vehicles in the fire lanes as well as for expired plates.
and management CAN NOT have vehicles released for any reason.
Unit owners or residents shall have not more than a total of two (2)
domestic pets of any kind in a unit, i.e., 2 cats, or 2 dogs, or 1 cat and 1
B. All pets must be on a leash when
outside the unit and accompanied by the owner who is carrying some means of
waste removal, i.e. pooper scooper, plastic bag, etc. at all times.
C. Any deposit of waste by a pet on the
common elements shall IMMEDIATELY be removed and properly disposed of by the
person attending the pet.
D. No staking of pets allowed.
E. Pets shall not be fed outside the unit
or in the common areas.
F. All village ordinances shall also be
incorporated as part of these rules.
G. Any pet in violation of the above rules
on a continual basis or any pet creating a nuisance, health issue or
disturbance may be removed from the property upon three (3) days written
notice from the Association and/or the attorney.
The unit owner is responsible for their tenant and guest’s pets. The
owner shall be held responsible for any damage caused by pets from their
unit. The owner shall have ten (10) days in which to repair the damage. If
not repaired within ten (10) days, the Association’s contractor shall repair
said damage and all costs and expenses will be charged to the unit owner’s
I. No exotic pets are allowed outside of the
unit. ie; snakes, tarantulas, iguanas, parrots, etc.
Pets may NOT be kept in garage
K. The articles of the Association’s
Declaration pertaining to pets shall be incorporated as part of these rules.
5. ANTENNAS/SATELLITE DISHES
A. No antenna shall be installed on the
exterior of the building or on common areas. Normal radio and television
installations within the building are acceptable.
B. Antenna’s which are in the attic and
service all units in that building will be the responsibility of the
No satellite dishes are permitted. And may
not be installed on any portion of the building or common element.
6. AIR CONDITIONERS
A. All portable air conditioners shall be
allowed during April 15th - October 30th. They must be removed from the
window from October 31-April 14th, and MUST have any opening on
sides of unit filled with a white, weatherproof material such as original
accordion sides, wood, or solid plastic pieces. Must be kept in good
physical and aesthetic condition. No cardboard, sheet plastic, unpainted
wood or other unsightly, unsafe or weak materials may be used.
B. All Central air conditioners must be
installed by licensed, bonded contractor as to insure that no damage will
occur to the common elements or building. Installation may not be done
without first filling out and getting back an APPROVED ACR application
(formally ACC ap) from
the management office and a permit from the Village approved. All
installation MUST meet village and Association guidelines.
(The Association highly recommends that you have central air conditioning
installed if you do not already have it. Not only is it more efficient, but
avoids the hassle of installing and uninstalling every year, less chance of
damage, less chance of injury and eliminates the eye sore window units
A. No awnings of any type shall be
8. COMMON AREAS / DECKS
(Common areas that are owned
in common with all owners in Hanover Square Condominium Association. These
include but are not limited to: grass, bushes, walks, exterior of
A. Storage on common areas is not
permitted, i.e., bikes, auto parts, appliances, gardening tools, garbage
cans or bags, etc. (except grills on front porch or hoses stored neatly)
B. Dog houses or cages are not permitted.
C. Storage sheds are not permitted.
(Excluding Association owned)
D. Permanent structures (clotheslines,
posts, hammocks, hose reels, decks etc.) are not allowed without
approval of Association and may not be permanently attached to building
or into ground. If approval from board is granted, the alteration will
become the unit owner’s responsibility for all repairs and maintenance.
Association reserves the right to ask it to be removed at any time.
E. Kiddy pools, lawn furniture, etc., must
be removed from the common area nightly- except grills. Damage to
the lawn area due to their use will be the homeowner’s responsibility to
repair. Pools are to be no deeper than 8” and no larger than a 4 foot
diameter. If pool becomes a nuisance to other residents, the Association
may ask that the pool be replaced with a smaller one or removed
F. Permanent swing sets and slides are not
allowed on common area at any time. Except for those installed by the
G. Personal belongings must be removed from
the common area prior to sundown each night.
H. It is required that bicycles, wagons,
pools, toys, etc., must be removed from the common area by sunset. Storage
shall be contained inside the unit or garage.
I. Any damage caused to lawn, shrubs,
building etc., by the owner, tenant, children, pets, guests, must be
repaired by the homeowner within ten (10) days of notice by the
Association. Failure to repair the area within ten (10) days will result in
the Association’s contractor completing the repair and all costs and
expenses will be charged back to the unit owner’s account.
J. Common areas belong to all owners
equally. No alteration of any kind is permitted without Association
K. Cars, motorcycles, etc. are not
permitted on the grass areas or sidewalks at any time. These are permitted
in parking areas only.
L. Motorized vehicles are allowed in
residents designated parking areas only.
M. No noise, music or other loud sounds
will be permitted which may disturb or annoy other residents.
N. The unit owner is responsible for the
action of anyone residing in or visiting his/her unit. All costs incurred
in correcting, repairing or replacing any common area damage shall be
assessed to the unit owner’s account.
O. If repairs are not made or contracted
for within ten (10) days of disclosure of said damage, repairs will be made
by the Association and charged back to the unit owner in the next monthly
assessment. Management must be contacted for approval of any and all
repairs due to damage by residents and their guests.
P. Signs, stickers or posters may not be
attached to any area that can be seen from the exterior of the building.
This includes doors, storm doors, garage doors, mail boxes. Exceptions are
SMALL alarm stickers, temporary real estate signs or child fire safety
Q. Advertising signs for business,
commercial activities, or political offices are prohibited everywhere on the
property. Only small temporary garage sale signs are allowed but MUST be
removed and the end of each day.
R. Overnight tenting is prohibited on
common areas. The drying or airing of tents must be done during daylight
hours only. Tents must be removed by sundown. Recreational use of tents is
S. No ball playing is allowed on the
common area that can cause a nuisance or damage. The only balls allowed
are those made of foam or are low pressure
SOFT rubber (can be easily squeezed) and can not
cause damage. Balls such as, but not limited to baseballs, softballs,
footballs, soccer balls, basketballs are not permitted,
T. No persons other than licensed,
insured, bonded and management approved contractors are allowed on the roofs
of the buildings.
U. No shopping carts are allowed on
association property. If brought on property they must be removed
immediately after use. Anyone caught with shopping carts on property will
receive a fine and be charged the cost for having association to remove it.
V. Grilling shall be NOT be done in or in
front of the garage areas or within six (6) feet of the building. Grills
MUST be kept on concrete walks during grilling and only put away AFTER it
has cooled. HOT COALS MAY NOT BE PLACED IN OR NEAR DUMPSTER. Must be dowsed
with water and completely put out before disposal.
All common areas close at 10:00 p.m. Common areas are all outside
areas of complex.
X. No unlicensed motorized vehicles, gas or
electric of any kind are allowed to be operated on common grounds. This
includes but not limited to go carts, scooters, and mini cycles. Excluded
are electric cars meant for children that top speed of less than1mph, and
electric carts used for elderly or disabled.
Y. No business of any kind is allowed to be
done on or from Association property. This includes but not limited to auto
repair, child care, mail order etc.
Z. Decks are only allowed after being
given approval by the Board prior to the installation. Decks may NOT be
attached to building or ground. It may not cause any damage or alteration to
building in any form. If a unit has a deck and it is removed, unit owner
must landscape area with bushes approved by the Board at unit owners cost.
Decks will be the unit owner’s responsibility for all maintenance and
repair. Grilling on decks is NOT ALLOWED due to fire concerns. Decks must be
kept clean, and well maintained and not an eye sore. The Board reserves the
right to ask that it be removed at any time.
CHIMNEY & FIREPLACES
A. Addition of chimneys of any type on the
property will not be permitted.
B. Fireplaces are not allowed. Only
artificial electric fireplaces can be used in the units only.
10. DOORS & WINDOWS
A. Entry, storm and garage doors for the
individual unit shall be the responsibility of the unit owner to maintain.
Including but not limited to: locks, springs, rollers, closures, glass,
Any damage to the overhead garage door will be the responsibility of the
unit owner. Replacement doors must be in keeping with the design and must
be approved by the Association. The replacement door shall be of the same
material as the original in order to retain the proper fire code regulations
and an ACR application (formally ACC ap) is necessary and must be approved BEFORE installation
can be done. The garage door must be in keeping with association approved
B. Painting of the exterior door may be
done by the unit owner provided that the color is in keeping with the
approved color for your building. Owners wishing to paint their own door
should contact management for details.
C. All window glass and storm window glass
are the responsibility of the unit owner to maintain.
D. All units must have screens on during
the spring, summer and fall months.
All screens and glass must be kept in good working order and kept free of
cuts, tears, cracks, breaks or tape. If the window is made to have a storm
window, then the window must have a storm window that fits the frame and
must be kept in working condition with no broken glass or cracked glass.
E. Sheets, blankets, etc. may be used
inside as a temporary window covering not to exceed 30 days. All window
coverings that are visible from the exterior must be in good condition. No
tinting is allowed.
F. Storm windows are permitted to be
installed provided they are white in color. Prior Association approval is
G. Plastic or shades of any type on the
exterior of any doors or windows is expressly prohibited. Plastic may be
placed on the interior surface only.
windows must have a screen over the glass. The screen must be in a frame
that matches the existing storm window. If any screen is torn the screen
must be repaired or replaced by the unit owner.
storm doors must be maintained in satisfactory condition. All units must
have a storm door which is maintained by owner. And keeping with association
J. All garage windows must be covered in a
drape, shade or blind that is in good condition and is the responsibility of
the unit that that garage unit serves.
K. Garage doors must be kept closed at all
times except ingress/egress.
Unit owners are responsible for the
replacement of their windows. They must be White, double hung and must be
the same dimensions as the existing opening. The Association must approve
all replacements prior to installation. Unit owners must complete and have
received an approved ACR application (formally ACC ap).
11. ELECTRICAL / LIGHTS / WIRES
A. Extension cords for car heaters are not
permitted to run across common ground.
B. Porch and garage lights must remain on
from dusk till dawn. Replacement of light bulbs is the responsibility of
the unit owner. (Contrary to popular belief, the cost of running a
light is not as expensive as many think.
An regular incandescent 60w bulb costs an average of .02 cents per hour to
run. A 100w florescent bulb costs about .009 cents. That's less than 1 cent
So for an average of 8 hours a day for 30days ...
60w incandescent = $4.80 per month
100W florescent = $2.16 per month
You can see get energy usage information on the following web sites...
C. Use of heater tapes is not permitted.
D. If your unit has an outside electrical
outlet, or you wish to have one installed it is the unit owners
responsibility for its maintenance and repair. Any installation must have
Association approval PRIOR to having it done, and must be done by a licensed
and insured electrician as well as be approved by the Village of Hanover
E. Wires of any kind, phone, and cable,
electrical may NOT be run on or over roofs, siding or across stoops or
12. FLAG POLES
A. Flagpoles of the temporary variety will
be allowed. Small brackets must be attached to the wood trim, not the
siding. No permanent installations of any kind are allowed on common areas.
B. All United States or United States
Military flags if displayed must be in good condition. No torn, worn or
faded flags are permitted. No other types of flags are permitted.
A. All garden fences currently in place
are maintained by the owner of the unit it serves
B. Hand railings may be installed at the
owner’s expense next to stoop/step after Association approval has been
obtained. ACR application (formally ACC ap) must be applied for the railings. Upkeep then
becomes the responsibility of the unit owner.
A. All gutters that are damaged from a
resident or unit owner will be replaced by the Association and back charged
to the unit owner.
Association encourages property owners to improve their property via
landscaping whenever possible and the Association will be happy to discuss
landscaping additions and/or modifications with individuals at their
A. Additions or removal of trees and/or
shrubbery must have Association approval prior to being completed. ACR
application (formally ACC ap) is necessary. Maintenance of homeowner installed shrubbery and
trees shall be borne by the Association’s landscaper once permanently
planted on common ground.
B. Minor flower planting, in current bed
areas, shall be left to the owner’s discretion as long as no sod or other
plant material is being removed to allow this installation. Flowers/plants
must be removed by October 30th.
C. Clinging vines are not allowed.
D. All seasonal plantings must be removed
from the property no later than October 30th.
E. Any damage caused to the lawn, shrubs,
etc. by the owner, tenant, children, pets, guests must be repaired by the
homeowner within ten (10) days will or result in the Association’s
contractor completing the repairs and all costs and expenses, will be
charged to the unit owner’s account.
F. Any landscaping changes, i.e., rock
replacement, gravel, bricks, railroad ties, etc. shall require prior
Association approval. ACR application (formally ACC ap) is necessary.
vegetable or fruit plants/garden of any kind are permitted.
No feeding of any wildlife is permitted.
Except for SMALL hanging bird feeders which MUST NOT be attached to building
in any way. If feeder is determined to be a problem, board may request it to
I. Unit owners are required to water any
new sod, grass seed, bushes or trees placed by their Units. If the
landscaping dies due to a lack of water, the unit owner will be held
responsible for the cost of the replacement. Unit owners are also
required to keep the front of their unit clean and orderly. This includes
picking up any garbage, sweeping walk clearing walk of snow under 2”/
(Association has snow removal for snow falls over 2”).
16. SEASONAL DECORATIONS
A. Seasonal decorations are not permitted
to be attached to the exterior of the building using a permanent method. No
nail, tacks, glue or screws are permitted.
are permitted to be hung on the front door with the use of a wreath hanger.
C. Lights may be “wrapped” around the
bushes, trees and on the building if using a non permanent clip.
D. Seasonal decorations must be removed
within thirty days after the holiday.
REAL ESTATE SIGNS
A. No signs shall be illuminated.
B. Real estate signs are permitted, one per
unit. The sign shall not exceed two feet square and may be placed in the
interior of the unit window. “Sold” signs must be removed within five (5)
days. No post style signs are permitted or allowed anywhere on Association
No bicycle riding is allowed on sidewalks
or grass areas that causes a disturbance or a hazard to other residents or
must be stored in the garage or inside of the unit when not in use.
19. PESTS/PEST CONTROL
A. If any building in Hanover Square
Condominium Association No. 1 requires the Association to direct a pest
control service to exterminate for pests. All homeowners of that building
will share in the costs of the extermination. The Association will direct
the contractor to find the source of reported pests. If the contractor is
able to find the source, the owners of the offending unit that the
contractor deems responsible as the source of the pest problem shall be
responsible for all costs. The costs of any other unit with a pest problem
that the pest control company and the Association deem to be caused by the
original source will also be borne by the original offender. All court and
legal costs incurred, due to the owner’s refusal or neglect to pay for such
exterminating services, shall also be the burden of the offending unit
Management shall be asked to set up time for the pest control company and a
representative of the Association to come in and inspect their home; and if
the owner refuses to do so, then it will be determined that their home is
the source and they will be responsible as per the above
paragraph. Homeowners must see to it that their renters comply with all the
rules of this policy.
20. TOT LOT
A. No glass, food or beverage is allowed
inside the TOT LOT.
B. No animals are allowed inside the
perimeter of the tot lot.
C. No riding toys are allowed, including
but not limited to bikes.
D. Tot lot closes at dusk.
E. Equipment is for children 12 years and
F. Parents must supervise children.
Parents are responsible for the actions of their children.
Damage caused to tot lot equipment by
residents will be charged back to the unit owner of the offender. And legal
action may also be taken. Any cost incurred by the association due to
vandalism will also be charged back to the offending unit owner.
H. All personal items and / or trash must
be removed when leaving the tot lot
21. ALCOHOL / DRUGS
A. No person shall sell, distribute,
furnish or drink alcoholic liquor or drugs of any kind within the
Condominium Association’s common elements. It shall be further deemed to be
a violation of the Rules and Regulations if a person transports or possesses
either, in any motor vehicle or on their person within the Association’s
property. The ONLY Exception is Alcohol in the original package and with the
seal unbroken. Any person deemed to be under the influence or in any way a
nuisance to the other residents within the Association as a result of
drinking alcoholic liquor or taking drugs, shall be in violation of
the Rules and Regulations of the Association. Reported offenses may result
in fines and possible legal action taken by the Board.
22. ASSAULT / HARASSMENT / THREATS
A. No person shall commit an assault or
battery upon another person, including but not limited to board members,
management, contractors, emergency personnel, utility workers, residents or
guests, within the Association or create a nuisance in any form be it
physical or verbal, in any form. Legal action may be taken by the
Association to have the resident/owner removed from the property. All costs
incurred will be charged back to offending unit owner. Criminal charges may
also be pressed if necessary
B. No person shall harass or threaten
another person, including but not limited to board members, management,
contractors, emergency personal, utility workers residents or guests, within
the Association or create a nuisance in any form be it physical, verbal, in
person or via phone, email letter or any other form. Legal action may be
taken by the Association to have the resident/owner removed from the
property. And all costs incurred will be charged back to offending unit
owner. Criminal charges may also be pressed if necessary
A. It shall be a violation of the Rules and
Regulations for any person or persons to assemble in such a manner as to
disturb other unit owners or to provoke a breach of the peace.
VILLAGE TRESPASS TO LAND
The Board of Directors has signed an
agreement with the Village of Hanover Park giving the Police Department the
authority to arrest any person who has been notified that they have created
a problem in the Association and that they are no longer permitted to be on
Association property. Signs have been posted in accordance with the law at
Bristol & Kingsbury Lane drives.
Under section 18-12 of the Hanover Park Municipal Code, the following
constitutes trespassing to land.
enters upon the land, or any part thereof, of another after receiving
immediate prior to such entry, notice from the owner (Association) or
occupant that such entry is forbidden, or remains upon the land of another
after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart, commits the
offense of trespass.
person who has received notice from the owner or occupant within the meaning
of subsection (1) if he has been notified personally, either orally or in
writing, or if a printed or written notice forbidding such entry has been
conspicuously posted or exhibited at the main entrance to such land or the
forbidden part thereof.
All absentee unit owners MUST
have on file in the management office a current lease BEFORE
each tenant moves in, and must be updated with each renewal or change.
Complete with Emergency phones numbers for tenants and owner
The tenant must be supplied a copy of
the rules and regulations. The owner is responsible for the actions of
C. Unit owners are required to have a tenant
information sheet COMPLETELY filled out and turned into management BEFORE
tenant moves in, and must be updated with
each renewal or change.
(It is highly recommended that unit owners who
are or planning on renting their units contemplate having a background check
done on their perspective tenants. Remember, YOU are responsible for your
tenants actions within the association)
Residents are responsible for the actions
of themselves as well as any guests that may be visiting the property.
A. All unit owners MUST have a minimum of $50,000
personal liability insurance for each unit they own and MUST have proof of
the insurance being current and up to date. This MUST be done by providing
the management company with a certificate of insurance from your insurance
company with each renewal. New unit owners have 60 days from date of
purchase of the unit to provide the management company with the certificate
of insurance for personal liability insurance on the unit. (Building
structural insurance is provided by the Association)
Failure to provide the management with the insurance certificate in
the allotted time will result in an automatic $500 fine