Enforcement of FSH Rules and Regulations

I. Policy
The FSH Board of Directors is charged with insuring that all Rules and Regulations of the FSH Association are followed.

  • The Master Deed Rules and Regulations can be found on the Fort Sumter House web site (http://fortsumterhouse.org/?page_id=230) in the bullet item labeled Master Deed Part 2.

  • The Rules and Regulations related to parking, renovation projects, terrace guidelines, moving in/out of the building, pool rules, pet policy, and building security are also found on the Fort Sumter House web site: (http://fortsumterhouse.org/?page_id=106).

The FSH Board of Directors has the authority to impose fines on Owners and residents for violations of the Rules and Regulations as defined in Master Deed Rule and Regulation #35 (http://fortsumterhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-Master-Deed-Part-8001.pdf):

  • If an Owner, or an Owner’s tenant, fails to comply with the Rules & Regulations of Fort Sumter House Association, then the Association shall take such action as the Board of Directors determines is appropriate to enforce the Rules and Regulations, which action shall include, but not be limited to, imposing fines against the Owner and/or the Owner’s tenant. The amount of any such fines shall be within the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.”

II. Procedure
A. The Building Manager will notify any Owner, resident, and/or guest of any violation of the Rules and Regulations and will request compliance.

B. Any FSH Owner or resident who observes a violation of the Rules and Regulations may report the infraction to the Building Manager and ask that he verbally request voluntary compliance. If compliance is not satisfied voluntarily, the complaint must be put in writing, signed and presented to the Building Manager and the FSH Board of Directors. If the Board is in agreement, a written notice of the violation will be issued to the offending party, advising them of the specific problem and asking them to remedy the situation.

C. Should an issue not be resolved in a reasonable time frame (to be determined by the Building Manager and Board of Directors), then the Owner or resident will be subject to the following fines:

First offense: $50.00

Second offense: $100.00

Third offense: $150.00

Each successive offense: $150.00.

D. The Board has the right to correct the problem itself and assess the Owner or resident for all costs involved, including applicable fines.

E. Should property damage to Common Areas be involved, the responsible Owner or resident will be assessed the full cost of repairs, in addition to any fine the Board levies.

F. Appeals may be directed to the Building Manager and Board of Directors.

NOTE: The above content, including the procedure and/or amount of  fines, may be changed at any time at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.

August 11, 2014