Based on Master Deed
Greenslake: A privately owned residential condominium community.
When you purchase or lease a unit, you agree to abide by the established rules and regulations of the Greenslake Homeowners Association (GLHOA) By-laws, the Master Deed and the Horizontal Property Act of the state of South Carolina. Unit owners are responsible for ensuring their tenants also comply.
A summary of the most important regulations are listed below. Complete documents may be reviewed upon request from the GLHOA management, your closing attorney, or if leasing, your landlord. These rules were adopted for the comfort, convenience and protection of all residents and will be strictly enforced. Residents ensure that their guests also comply with community rules.
- All units shall be used for residences only. No unit shall be used for commercial use or as a “sales model,” “open house,” or “sales office.” Effective January 1, 2012, all units sold must be owner occupied.
- No cooking or grilling is allowed on the balconies or porches. This is an extreme fire hazard with our wooden buildings, and is a violation of the Berkeley County ordinance. Violators will be fined.
- Written permission of the Board of Directors of the HOA is required for the following: Placing anything on the Common Elements (areas not specifically owned by residents), including potted plants, shrubs, and flower beds. Outside radio and television antennas and satellite dish placement must also be approved by the Board.
- No potted plants or hanging baskets may be placed on balcony ledges or hung over balconies. Plants must be trimmed below the top of the patio/porch privacy fence so they are not visible from outside. Vines are not allowed to grow on sides of buildings.
- Owners shall not alter the external appearance of any part of his unit or of the Common Elements without the express written consent of the Board of Directors. (See Amendment 14 to the Master Deed.)
- The Common Elements shall be kept free of such items as bicycles, tricycles, bags and boxes.
- No towels, garments, rugs, or any other items may be hung from windows, fences, or any part of the Common Elements.
- No one shall post any advertisements or posters on the property except as authorized by the HOA Board of Directors. (Mail room bulletin board excluded.)
- The use of FIREWORKS is strictly prohibited because of the fire hazard to our wooden buildings.
- All units are required to have a fully charged portable fire extinguisher.
- Hazardous materials and large items (carpets, stoves, dishwashers, etc.) are to be taken to the Berkeley County Landfill for disposal. It is your responsibility to dispose of these items. You could be fined $250 by Berkeley County for each unauthorized item placed in the dumpsters. There is a $50 fine for each bulk item, per day, placed beside the dumpsters.
- Parking: Each unit is assigned one numbered parking spot. Other owned vehicles and vehicles of guests may be parked in any available unnumbered parking space on the property. Violations are subject to towing at Board discretion.
- All residents shall display a parking decal on the rear windshield to show authorization for long-term parking.
- Changing of oil, transmission fluid, radiator flushes, and any other fluid changes are not allowed on Greenslake property.
- No major vehicle repairs shall be done on Greenslake property. No vehicle may be placed on jacks or blocks at any time. Flat tire and battery changes are allowed.
- Vehicles inoperable for a period exceeding 48 hours are not allowed, and after 72 hours will be treated as abandoned. Vehicles with expired license plates are not allowed. Vehicles posing an environmental hazard are prohibited (leaking fluids of any kind).
- No motorcycles, mopeds, go-carts, boats, jet skis, trailers, tractor trailer rigs, campers, mobile homes, or school buses are allowed on the property without the express written consent of the Board of Directors.
- Any vehicle not in compliance with the Master Deed and By-Laws will be towed at the owner’s expense.
- If you notice suspicious or criminal activity, call Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
- A variety of dog breeds are not allowed at Greenslake. For example: pit bulls, rottweiler, chow, huskies, etc. See Amendment #18 to the Master Deed for a detailed list. Pet dogs over 30 inches high and weighing more than 65 lbs. are not allowed. (See Amendment 35 to Master Deed.)
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Leashed dogs may not be left tied to a tree or post.
- When walking your dog, be sure to pick up his messes with a pooper-scooper (health hazard). This applies to all areas of the property. Failure to do so results in a fine for each occurrence.
- Reptiles, hamsters, gerbils, swine, rats, mice or “wild” animals shall not be kept as pets.
- Feeding the wildlife is not allowed (health hazard). This includes stray cats and dogs, which may carry rabies and fleas. Food on the ground also attracts ants, roaches, raccoons, and vermin.
- It is a federal offense to tamper with or vandalize the mail boxes.
- Only toilet paper should be flushed. To avoid the inconvenience and expenses to you of clogged pipes and toilets running over, do not flush paper towels, condoms, feminine products, diapers, or kleenex.
- Soliciting is not allowed on the property, nor the distribution of commercial leaflets.
- Do not swim or wade in the ponds.
- No one shall create or permit excessive noise, smoke, offensive odors, any nuisance, or unreasonably interfere with the use of the community by other residents and their guests. No activity or condition that is hazardous to the life, health or property of any person shall be allowed.
- Residents violating these regulations may be fined up to $50.00 for each offense. Each day a violation exists shall be fined.