Covenants Administration

Covenants Administration

The Declaration for Brambleton is the legal document for the Brambleton Community Association that contains covenants and use restrictions, including those pertaining to the Design Guidelines. The Declaration is recorded in the land records of Loudoun County. Legally, these covenants are a part of the deed for each Lot and are binding upon all Lot Owners, their tenants and their successors in Ownership, irrespective of whether the Owners are familiar with such covenants. The Declaration is the legal basis for the protective covenants and any rules/regulations adopted pursuant thereto, including these Design Guidelines. 

The objective of the protective covenants is to establish legally enforceable use, maintenance, environmental and architectural design standards for the entire community. As part of that larger objective, the promulgation and enforcement of the Design Guidelines accomplishes the following:

  • Maintain consistency with the overall design concept for the community;
  • Promote harmonious architectural and environmental design qualities and features;
  • Promote and enhance the visual and aesthetic appearance of the community.
All Lot Owners in Brambleton are automatically members of the Brambleton Community Association. The Association is a non-stock corporation which owns and is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Common Areas within the Community.

The Association is also responsible for the administration and enforcement of all covenants which are applicable to property owners, including the Design Guidelines. The Declaration (Article 9) Architectural Review provides that responsibility for the enforcement of the Design Guidelines shall be exercised through the Covenants Committee, the members of which are appointed by the Board of Directors of the Association.

The Covenants Committee is responsible for enforcing the Association's Design Guidelines with respect to exterior modification to homes proposed by Lot Owners. The Committee shall review and approve (or disapprove) applications submitted by Lot Owners for exterior additions, alterations or modifications to a home or Lot. Owners have the right to request reconsideration of the Covenants Committee's decision by written request.  After that appeal is exhausted they have a right to appeal to the Board of Directors whose decision is final. The review process is governed by the Design Guidelines, Design Criteria and the Declaration as approved by the Association's Board of Directors.

The Committee is also responsible for enforcement of the Property Standards for all residents and for reviewing possible violations of the Association's Design Guidelines, as well as violations of the Association's legal documents and rules and regulations. Homeowners have the right to a Hearing before the Committee concerning ongoing violations and have a right to Due Process. The committee has authority to take enforcement actions which may include but are not limited to, the suspension of use  privileges of the Recreation Facilities and other Common Areas, removal of voting rights and assessment of charges.