Welcome to United BF Homeowners
Association, Inc. Each
homeowner is involved in the Association in some manner. Involvement
for you may only be that you pay your assessments on time and comply
with the governing legal documents, or you may wish to take a more
active role and serve on the board or on a committee. The following
are items we feel you should know about your Homeowners Association:
What is a Homeowners Association? It is a
non-profit corporation, chartered under the laws of the Philippines.
Membership is mandatory under Sec. 30, PD 957, the Subdivision and
Condominium Buyers Protective Decree, which governs private
subdivisions in the Philippines. Each lot/homeowner automatically
becomes a member of the Association upon acquiring a home or a plot
of land in the subdivision. The Association is governed by the
Declarations of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) and
operated according to the By-Laws of the corporation. Every
homeowner should read the documents. If you did not receive a copy
of these documents from your title company at closing, please
contact the Zoning Committee at 807-3115 to request a copy.
The Major Responsibility of the
Association - Protection of Homeowners investments, enhance the
values of their properties by providing physical maintenance and
operations of shared properties (roads, open spaces, facilities,
pool, etc.), Common services (security guards, maintenance,
administrative staff, insurance, etc.), Enforcement of deed
restrictions, collection of assessments, social and recreational
programs, and lowering costs of operations budgets, etc.
Assessments/Dues - Are per month on each
home from the owner and are collected and paid to his local
association, which takes care of the internal services for the said
association. In most associations, the dues are payable monthly
within the first five days of each month. Payment must be received
no later than January 30th of that year. Under title restrictions
unpaid dues bear interest from the due date at the rate of 6% per
annum, both the payment of which, are legally enforceable. The local
Association may bring an action at law against the owner(s)
personally obligated to pay the same, and/or place a lien against
the property, for unpaid assessments.
A unique system of administration
recognized by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, is in place
in BF Homes. Local Associations provide for their internal security,
sanitation and other internal concerns, while UBFHAI provides for
external security, the perimeters, main roads, enforces the internal
zoning guidelines within the 765 ha. Subdivision, maintains the
roads and open spaces, emergency medical services and other common
concerns. One without the other is not complete.
What the Assessment Covers – Security
services, maintenance, administrative expenses, Swimming pool
maintenance, chemicals, repairs, water and lights; Playground
maintenance/repairs; Taxes, landscaping, insurance, legal services,
newsletter, water/sewer (for common areas), committee funds,
postage, copies, and pest control. The list goes on and on.
The local associations and/or UBFHAI can
also make special assessments on members as the need arises. This is
likewise sanctioned by the law and title restrictions.
Zoning Committee - Provides and maintains
uniformity and harmony in construction of improvements to the homes
in the subdivision. In time, you may want to make certain
improvements to your home and property. In order to maintain the
classification of the subdivision, protect the investment of all the
homeowners and to keep the subdivision a pleasant neighborhood in
which to live, we call your attention the fact that any changes
other than landscaping made to the exterior of your property must be
approved by the architectural control committee. Should you need
architectural approval you may contact the Zoning Committee at
807-3115 to supply the necessary form.
Deed Restrictions - All lots must be
maintained in sanitary, healthful, and attractive manner by the
owners or their occupants. Weeds and grass must be cut and lawns
edged. Lots will not be used to store materials and/or equipment,
other than normal conditions governed by the Deed Restrictions. No
boats, trailers, motor homes, or commercial vehicles may be stored
in public view. Antennas and pets - see Deed Restrictions for
conditions which may prevail, or call the Zoning Committee at
807-3115 for more information.
Pool and Park at
Pilar Banzon St. are open the whole year.
The Park has a kiosk, comfort rooms, volleyball court and place for
senior citizens. Come out and enjoy it!