Covenants

Covenants

A restrictive covenant is a contractual agreement or a rule governing the use of land and property. The purchaser of land agrees to abide by certain restrictions associated with the use of the land.

 

The covenants that apply to property in Somerset were created to protect property values, create a cohesive neighborhood, and protect green spaces, walkways, and other neighborhood assets.  Covenants do vary within Somerset depending on the type of property and phase of development during which your property was built.

 

If you violate a restrictive covenant and neighbors complain about that violation, SPOA or individual property owners will enforce the covenant. SPOA will review any complaints, discuss those complaints with homeowners, make a decision at a SPOA meeting regarding any action that must be taken and notify homeowners about that decision. If the situation is not resolved according to SPOA recommended actions, legal action will follow.

 

Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

Single Family Home

 

Town House- Row House

Town Center

 

Town Center

 

Town Center

 

Somerset By-Laws

The Bylaws governing Somerset Subdivision were developed in 1997 and filed with the State of Iowa and Story County. The Bylaws provide a framework for the Somerset Property Owners Association management and board of directors, but does not provide direction for any other association within Somerset Subdivision. Please refer to the Other Associations page for additional information.

Bylaws of Somerset Property Owners Association, Inc.

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