Rental of Houses in Eldorado
With an increasing trend of Homeowners renting out their homes in Eldorado, the ECIA has also noticed an increase in tenant violations of the Covenants and Guidelines. These violations range from barking or roaming dogs to uncovered RV’s and trailers. This increase in tenant violations, we believe, is due in part to the many homeowners (who are often absentee landlords) who are not doing an adequate job of screening their tenants or informing them that Eldorado is a covenant controlled community and that they (like the homeowner) are required to respect and follow the Eldorado Covenants as well as the Eldorado Guidelines for Protective Covenants and Building Restrictions.
To reverse this negative trend, we are asking all Eldorado Homeowners, who rent out their homes, to properly screen their tenants to ensure that they will be responsible tenants and will respect and abide by the Eldorado Covenants and Guidelines. As well, it is imperative that the Homeowner provide their tenants with a copy of the Covenants and Guidelines, before they rent out their home, to ensure that the tenant is aware of their responsibility as a tenant to live in harmony with their neighbors and within the requirements of these legal and binding documents.
Additionally, we ask that when a homeowner rents out their home, that they communicate the names of the tenant (s), and duration of the rental, to the ECIA offices. With this information we can more efficiently communicate with the tenants if there and problems or issues. Also this information will be required for any tenants wanting to get pool passes or use the amenities. It is also helpful for absentee landlords to hire a reputable property management company who will be able to resolve issues at your home and help the ECIA to resolve Covenant Violation matters.
Should any tenants have any questions about the ECIA or its amenities or policies they are encouraged to call the ECIA at 466-4228 or visit our website at: eldoradosf.org.
In legal developments, the New Mexico Court of Appeals has placed the poultry litigation, ECIA v. Billings et al., on its General Calendar for review. A three-judge panel will look at the legal issues involved in the District Court decision by Judge Mark A. Macaron, which found that the ECIA covenants did not allow the keeping of hens. Consideration of the case by the Court of Appeals is not likely to occur until later this winter, with a decision expected some months after that.