Auburn Hills is looking better all the time. With the help of Board members, Diversified Management, homeowners, and the Office of Neighborhood Services inspections are done every other week, reminding owners and tenants to pick up trash and maintain property.
Covenants and restrictions are in place to protect property values for the entire neighborhood. By picking up trash, maintaining the property and doing things like cleaning siding, not only is your own home improved, but so are all those around you. Controlling the physical deterioration in a neighborhood by removing graffiti, trash accumulation and other signs of distress in public areas and on personal property can influence perception of an area’s vulnerability to crime.
These are the top areas of concern for maintenance in some areas of Auburn Hills:
- Trash and debris accumulation
- Non-working, unlicensed or derelict vehicles
- Damaged mailboxes, gutters, siding, windows, screens, garage doors, etc.
- Poor lawn or plant maintenance-overgrown shrubs, tall grass, dead grass, unkempt planting beds, dead trees, dead shrubs, etc.
- Mold or mildew on the siding (usually the north side of the building)
The City of Columbia has a video on home maintenance. Many home maintenance issues are related to your safety as well as the value of the home.
When you look at your property, take note of these infractions. Maintenance is an investment in your property and in the entire neighborhood. Please help make Auburn Hills an especially enjoyable place to live.