The house down the street appears to be vacant and the lawn is getting awfully long. What can be done?
Our deed restrictions require that properties be kept in good order and repair. That includes yard maintenance. If a yard is becoming overgrown, it may mean that the residents have moved out and the new owners were delayed in moving in, or that a lawnmower has broken, and so on. It may also simply be a matter of individual style. In fact, The Woodlands philosophy even encourages "natural yards" with less grass and more forest. Whatever the reason, if the situation is not temporary and once a deed restriction violation has been established, notices are sent to the owner, and if there is not compliance, the Board of Directors can authorize litigation to cure the violation.

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1. Where can I find specific information on Short-Term Rental requirements and procedures for The Woodlands?
2. What are The Woodlands Covenants and Residential Standards?
3. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
4. Do I need a permit to repaint my home?
5. Why don't the standards regulate barking dogs or vehicles parking on the street?
6. Do we have a leash law in The Woodlands?
7. What about a "pooper scooper" law?
8. Are there special rules about trash can storage and placement?
9. My backyard gets water from both of the yards behind mine. Is that unusual?
10. Are utility buildings allowed in The Woodlands?
11. Is my fence approved? My contractor was going to turn in the paperwork for me but I never heard from anyone to tell me if my fence is okay or not.
12. I can't believe my neighbors installed a play fort next door. That would never have been allowed in my old subdivision.
13. My daughter is living at the dorm for her first year in college. I need to park her car on the driveway until she comes home in June. Is that allowed?
14. Can I occasionally bring my camper to my home?
15. Can I have a garage sale?
16. I don't usually see many signs around. Are there special rules regarding them?
17. Can I install outdoor lighting?
18. The house down the street appears to be vacant and the lawn is getting awfully long. What can be done?
19. Can somebody run a business out of their home?
20. My children would like a puppy, but we already have a cat. How many pets are allowed?
21. How can I be a part of the group that makes decisions about residents' home improvements?