Property Maintenance

Newington Forest is a planned community of 1808 homes, all of which are part of the homeowners association. The appearance of each property within Newington Forest plays a part in the overall look and value of homes individually and the community as a whole. Property ownership in Newington Forest includes the responsibility of each homeowner to maintain all structures and grounds on your individual lot. In an effort to maintain property values in the community, the Association conducts annual property maintenance inspections and will contact homeowners in the event maintenance issues are noted. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to communicate a plan of action to the Association when or how the property maintenance issue will be resolved. If the Association receives no communication from the property owner, additional notices and possibly the loss of community privileges may result. Questions regarding Inspections or property maintenance may be emailed to

An Inspection through the Eyes of the Covenants Inspector:

Architectural Changes: Checking for an application on file for any changes or additions to the property.

Deck: Are there any missing or deteriorated boards? Is the deck stain uniform?

Door and Kickplate: Is the paint chipped? Does the door appear damaged?

Driveways & Walkways: Is concrete or asphalt deteriorated, cracked, or crumbling?

Encroachment: Is there personal property or anything constructed in the common area?

Fence: Is the fence leaning? Are there any missing or deteriorated boards or panels?

Foundation: Are there cracks, peeling paint, or signs of erosion?

Front Entry Stoops: Is erosion occurring so that a gap is visible between the stoop and the ground or you can see the concrete edges of the stoop?

Garage Door: Is the structure damaged?

Gutters: Are gutters and downspouts connected properly? Is there a buildup of debris impeding the flow of water?

Landscape: Is grass at a height of 6″ or less? Are weeds overtaking a landscape bed? Are there bare spots where there is no ground cover, which could contribute to erosion? Are trees cut back from homes and sidewalks?

Patio: Is it sinking, uneven, or in need of material replacement?

Roof: Are there missing shingles?

Shed: Is the structure damaged?

Siding: Is the siding uniform in color and free of dents and satins? Is mildew, mold, dirt, or algae present?

Soffit (the material beneath the eave that connects the far edge of your roof to the exterior wall of your house): Is the structure damaged?

Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Containers: Are disposal containers stored out of public view?

Trim (Window, Door, Band Board ): Is the paint peeling or chipped? Are there holes or broken areas indicating wood rot?

Windows: Are the windows uniform in appearance (grid style, screens)?

Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste should be set out after dark on Sunday for pick up on Monday. Only Trash should be set out after dark on Wednesday for pick up on Thursday. It takes the cooperation of all residents to set out trash items securely and only at designated times for the community to be maintained.