Introduction

The Village of Mount Air is a not-for-profit, not-stock Virginia corporation.  Mount Air consists of 182 townhomes and was developed by the Mount Air Development Limited Corporation in 1984-1988.  Mount Air is located in a historic overlay district of the Lorton/Newington area of Fairfax County, Virginia.

The routine affairs of the association are operated by the Board of Directors through their managing agent, Summit Management Services, Inc.  The Board is comprised of five owners, elected at the annual meetings by homeowners in attendance.  The elected board members volunteer their time and effort to oversee the entire association.

The Association is governed by the Declaration, by-laws and Rules and Regulations.  All prospective owners are required by Virginia law to be issued a complete set of these documents prior to purchase of a unit.  These documents provide the guidelines for assessments, elections and duties of the Board of Directors and certain parliamentary procedures.  The documents also contain some rules that were developed to ensure property values are maintained.

Homeowners Associations in the Commonwealth of Virginia are also governed by the Virginia Property Owners Association Act.  Legislation was proposed and adopted for the purpose of protecting owners.  These laws established how associations can be created, altered and terminated.  They also establish how an association will be managed, as well as certain aspects of the sale of a home within the community.  The Property Owner’s Association Act takes precedence over all association documents.

Ownership

When purchasing a townhouse within the Village of Mount Air, the purchaser becomes a member in the association.  As a member of the Association, the purchase agrees to certain restrictions, rules and regulations concerning the property.  The Architectural Control Committee or the Board of Directors must approve all exterior changes to houses and front and side yards.  An owner must request an architectural variance if they wish to install a deck, change a fence, change painted trim color, etc.

Owners are notified of the annual assessment, which is determined by the Board of Directors.  The annual assessment is paid quarterly.  Owners receive a coupon in the mail, 30 days prior to the due date.  Late payments are assessed a penalty.

Owners who lease their unit will submit a copy of the lease to the Management Company prior to tenant moving into the unit.