Inspections
The Ashburn Village Community Association (AVCA) has a responsibility to maintain the community in such a way that homeowners can enjoy the protection, enhancement, maintenance, and preservation of their homes and property. 
 
The AVCA does this by enforcing the covenants found in the Architectural and Environmental Guidelines and Governing Documents.  The AVCA performs annual inspections of every dwelling unit within the Association. 
 
All inspections are done in accordance to the Guidelines set forth in the community’s documents and performed by Covenants Inspectors. All Inspectors carry an ID badge and displays the Ashburn Village Community signage on their vehicles. The Zones and corresponding streets to be inspected are listed both on the website and the monthly Villager publication which is sent to all homeowners in the Village. Items that are inspected include but are not limited to doors, windows, trim, fences, gutters, downspouts, siding, shutters, faded paint/stain, patios, porches, railings, decks, lawn & landscape, trash & recycling bins, and exterior modifications.  
 
 
TYPES OF INSPECTIONS
 
The Association performs four types of Inspections:
 
1.  LOT-BY-LOT INSPECTIONS
 
The Lot-By-Lot Inspections are performed annually and are completed by zones.  Once a property is inspected for the year it will not be reinspected that year unless the AVCA receives a concern or if the property is being sold. Click here to view the streets assigned to each zone.  The condos and apartments within the Village also get inspected on an annual basis.
 
AVCA inspectors go out to each property and inspect all 4 sides of the unit from the perimeter of the property lines to be sure of compliance of the Governing Documents and AER guidelines.  During the Lot-by-Lot Inspections, the inspectors do not enter fenced in back yards per the AVCA Board of Directors.
 
If any violations are found during the inspection, the AVCA will follow the Due Process Procedures in Convenants Enforcement Cases Policy approved by the Board of Directors.

2.  CURBSIDE INSPECTIONS
 
Curbside Inspections are done monthly from the curb and look at the overall appearance of the front of the dwelling.  Items that the staff look at include  lawn and landscaping, trash and recycling containers, improper storage (trailers etc.).  
 
If any violations are found during the inspection, the AVCA will follow the Due Process Procedures in Convenants Enforcement Cases Policy approved by the Board of Directors.

3.  RESALE/DISCLOSURE INSPECTIONS
 
The Resale Inspection is much different than other inspections as is it specifically addressed in detail in the POA of VA Title 55. Property and Conveyances Chapter 26 POA Act Section 55-509.5 Contents of association disclosure packet; delivery of packet.  It is also different in that the homeowner requests the inspection prior to sale.  The Resale Inspection is a very detailed inspection.
 
Because this stands as the legal turnover of the property to a new owner all financial and compliance issues must be documented and addressed and all information required sent.  This packet is over 400 pages long and can be ordered online by the homeowner or realtor.
 
There are 18 requirements of which #3 states “A statement, including the amount of all assessments and any other mandatory fees or charges currently imposed by the association, together with any post-closing fee charged by the common interest community manager, if any, and associated with the purchase, disposition, and maintenance of the lot and to the right of use of common areas, and the status of the account”; And #9 states: "A statement that any improvement or alteration made to the lot, or uses made of the lot or common area assigned thereto are or are not in violation of the declaration, bylaws, rules and regulations, architectural guidelines and articles of incorporation, if any, of the association."
 
In order to comply with these codes, a full inspection must be done on the property to insure maintenance compliance, financial compliance and Governing Document compliance. 
 
Staff will call the owner to set up a time for these inspections to be sure all fences/gates are open and all animals in doors to allow a complete review of the property.  Often times the homeowner will be home as properties are selling so quickly they want to be sure to correct items quickly.  If items are not fixed, by law they are conveyed to the new property owner.

4.  CONCERN INSPECTIONS
 
If the AVCA receives a concern from a homeowner about another property, an inspector will be sent out to the property to inspect the concern.   If no violations are found, the concern is closed.
 
If any violations are found during the inspection, the AVCA will follow the Due Process Procedures in Convenants Enforcement Cases Policy approved by the Board of Directors.