Important Information

revised 7/21/2016

Important Information for Prospective Villas Homeowners

1.   As a prospective buyer of a home in the Villas, please be aware that each homeowner must adhere to the Declaration of Covenant and Restrictions, the Rules and Regulations, and the By-Laws governing the neighborhood.  These are legal documents, filed with the Leon County Clerk of the Court, and may be found on the Villas website (  In addition, formal policies also direct certain activities within the neighborhood and may be found on the Villas website.  These documents ensure that the community maintains a high level of upkeep and repair, an attractive and cohesive “curb appeal,” and provides security and safety for all residents.  All prospective buyers are strongly encouraged to read these documents before purchasing a home at the Villas.

2.  Once you’ve purchased a home in either Villas Court Southeast or Villas Court Northeast, membership in the Villas Homeowners’ Association is mandatory.  Members elect a Board of Directors annually to run the affairs of the Association, assisted by CGR Management, LLC, a contracted management company.

3.  Each homeowner is obligated to pay a monthly dues assessment to the Association, which is subject to change.  Dues must be received by the first of the month and are considered late, incurring a late charge and service fee, after the 10th of the month.  The Association encourages homeowners who pay monthly to set up automatic payments through their bank.  Contact the Association managers for details.  Prepayments ahead (3 months, 6 months, 1 year) are also appreciated.

4.  The monthly dues assessment covers the cost of grounds and tree maintenance; management services; pool upkeep and repair; city water/sewer services; termite and pest control services; exterior carpentry, sidewalk and driveway repair; roof cleaning and repair; exterior plumbing repair; Association liability insurance; storm water control; and other required purchases or services that maintain the Villas in quality condition.

5.  In addition to the monthly dues, each homeowner is obligated to pay any special assessment imposed by the Association for major projects such as exterior painting and roof replacement.  Special assessments have not been imposed in either the Southeast or the Northeast since 2011; however, a special assessment for painting all 26 homes in the Northeast is projected for 2017.

6.  Each homeowner is responsible for all interior maintenance and repair, such as plumbing; electricity; appliances; cable television; internet access; and wall, ceiling, floor, and counter/cabinet repair or replacement.  All glass surfaces such as windows and sliding doors are also the homeowner’s responsibility.

7.  Each homeowner must secure his/her own homeowner’s insurance and, if needed, separate flood insurance.

8.  Before purchasing a home in the Villas, a prospective buyer must become aware of any and all changes that were made to the home by any previous owner.  The new homeowner is responsible for maintaining all alterations to the home, patio, exterior garden or landscaped area. This includes, but is not limited to, enclosed patios, added gutters or doors, landscaping, gardens, fountains, storage sheds, any covered area, and homes in the Northeast where a garage was enclosed to make an additional room.  Such changes or additions to the original home or grounds, no matter when they were made, are now the new homeowner’s responsibility.  Prospective buyers are encouraged to check court records and consult with the seller regarding changes or alterations.  The Villas’ managers are also a good source of information regarding alterations.

9.  To maintain the integrity of the Villas, the Board of Directors must approve all architectural and landscape changes.  Homeowners are encouraged to use the Homeowner Request form on the Association’s website to request prior Board approval.  The form also serves to communicate to the Association managers repair requests on a homeowner’s house, as well as other issues in the neighborhood that needs attention.  All Homeowner Request forms are forwarded to the Board for review and action.