Protective Covenants were incorporated into our property deeds by the builder as a part of the general scheme of development, and they “run with the land.” This means that even though you may not be the original purchaser, the Covenants attach to and benefit the land, thereby binding all subsequent owners. Because these Covenants are recorded in the County Land Records, lack of express knowledge does not permit noncompliance.
Our Covenants constitute a formal contract between each property owner. Originally, the agreement was made between each purchaser and the developer of Campus Hills, who, on April 30, 1959, assigned the covenants to the Community Association with the authority to administer, regulate and enforce the Covenants. They are a legal device whereby each owner gains some measure of protection against the impairment of the beauty and caliber of his home by requiring conformance to minimum standards of quality, physical features and economic integrity. Free transfer of property is not restricted, and full use is subject only to public laws as and to the Standards of the Covenants as to what, where and how of the particular improvement.
Further, your community has been and will again be besieged with petitions for zoning reclassifications which, if permitted, would commercialize the periphery with serious consequences. A standard argument used by various petitioners has been that the character of the neighborhood has changed. To date, this argument has been unfounded. But, we ourselves should not give it any factual basis, for lack of covenants or enforcement can internally bring about a change in the neighborhood.
The Protective Covenants committee is a continuing committee of the Campus Hills Community Association Board of Directors, and as such is comprised entirely of your neighbors and friends.
Individually and collectively, we are proud of our fine community. The maintenance of its character and integrity deserves your support and cooperation.