Just the FAQs (frequently asked questions)

What does HOA stand for?

HOA stands for Home Owners Association. Every homeowner in Olde Oaks and Waterford Park is a participating member of our community HOA. The more you are involved, the better our community thrives. Click here to find out when our monthly Board Meetings are so you can attend to find out more about our community.

What does OOCIA stand for?

OOCIA stands for Olde Oaks Community Improvement Association, which is also the name of our community HOA. Each year members from our community are voted into two year terms in office. Incoming members are voted in with three members coming in for election on even years, and two new members being voted in on odd years. This is called "the Board". The Board, along with the management company, represent the homeowners and oversee the activities and needs of our community. The Board and Crest, along with the attorney for our community, ensures that deed restrictions are being adhered to and that fees and assessments (annual HOA Statements) are being paid responsibly by all homeowners.

Who is Crest Management ?

Crest Management is the management company that processes our day-to-day activities and needs of the HOA. Here is their contact information:


17171 Park Row, Suite 310

Houston, Texas  77084

(281) 579-0761 Phone

(281) 579-7062 Fax

www.crest-management.com

 

OOCIA Property Manager: Karen Janczak, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Phone: (281) 945-4632 

Email: Karen.Janczak@Crest-Management.com

How do I pay my annual fees and dues assessments (dues)?

There are a couple of ways for you to easily pay your annual fees and dues assessments. And it's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! Just click on this link and follow the prompts. You can  also create an account here, if you haven't already done so. But there is no need to log in to pay your dues... only if you prefer to lso you can view your statement. Click here to log into your account.

I'm behind on my assessments. Is there a payment plan available?

Payment plans are available to

What happens if I don't pay the HOA Assessment?

As long as the HOA was acting within its powers, your nonpayment could potentially result in late fees, finance charges, large legal fees, and a lien on your property. 

What are DCCR's?

The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (DCCRs and also known as CCRs or just plain Deed Restrictions) describe the rights and obligations of each homeowner as well as the homeowners’ association for the community. DCCRs are recorded with the county recorder in the county where the property is located, and they automatically bind anyone who becomes an owner of the property immediately after the DCCRs have been recorded. 

How often are community reviews conducted?

Crest Management has a team drive our community, notating any deed restrictions, once per month. The day varies from month-to-month but is roughly around the same time each month.

I received a Deed Restriction Notice. What do I do?

You will need to correct the violation that is noted in the letter. You do not need to contact Crest to notify them that the violation has been corrected, unless a daily fine is being incurred as a result of the violation. We will review your home during the next scheduled community review and will close out all violations that have been corrected. Additional letters are sent if a violation is not corrected by the next scheduled community review and a fine or forced maintenance may be incurred by the homeowner. 

Why did I receive my letter via Certified Mail?

Per Provision 209.006 of the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act, before a homeowners’ association may levy a fine or force-maintain or mow a homeowner’s property or lot, the association must give written notice to the homeowner via Certified Mail. 

My yard was force-mowed. What does this mean?

If a violation is not corrected by the homeowner in the time specified in the violation letter, and if allowed by the DCCRs, the association may choose to force-mow a homeowner’s property through the use of a contractor to resolve the violation(s). The cost of the contractor’s service is charged to the homeowner. Charges may be incurred even if the homeowner sends the contracted personnel away. 

What if I'm unable to correct the violation in the time specified?

Please contact Crest Management to make any arrangements with them.  Their contact number is:  (281) 579-0761.

What if I disagree with the noted violation or a fine that I have received?

Please contact Crest Management at (281) 579-0761 so they can discuss the reason behind the violation letter with you. Homeowners are also entitled to request a hearing in front of the Board of Directors to discuss and verify facts regarding the matter(s). Any requests for a hearing must be in writing and mailed via Certified Mail. 

Who else is receiving this kind of letter?

Every month Crest drives around our community noting any violations that are set in the governing documents. Letters are then issued to each of the homeowners on the violation report made by the Crest. ALL homeowners are set to the same standards, and we hope that you will see the value in keeping up your home to these standards. 

What types of violations are listed in the Deed Restrictions?

Although this is not a comprehensive list, here are some typical examples:

  • Unapproved improvement on your property
  • Tall grass, untrimmed edges, weeds
  • Fencing in need of repair
  • Broken or unpainted siding
  • Mold on the exterior of the home
  • Garbage and debris in the yard
  • Motorhomes in driveway or yard
  • Cars parked on the lawn
  • Inoperable cars (no plates, flat tires, tarped) in driveway or parked out front
  • Furniture on the front lawn
  • Window A/C unit  
  • Broken mailboxes and cracked driveways

I want to have exterior improvements done on my home, do I need approval from OOCIA?

If you are considering making any repair or replacement on the exterior of your home, you need to first get approval from the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) and have them review your request prior to work commencing. This a fairly simple process where you fill out an online form and send in photos and samples (can be photos also). Please visit the Architectural Control page in the members only section of this site. There you will find guidelines on how to proceed with the remodel/repair of your home. Click here to take you to that page.

History of the Olde Oaks and Waterford Park Community

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