The common areas of the community (grass, sidewalks, parking lots, the Barn) are maintained by Barnside Condominium. Each owner is responsible to maintain their home, including the exterior of the home, fence, patio area, and Sidewalk. The association’s documents define ‘unit’ and what is the Responsibility to maintain.
An owner responsibility. Each owner contracts with their preferred provider. Owners can record their complaints and issues concerning the Cable Resources in Howard County by using this online form or by contacting the Office of the Cable Administrator at 410-313-3318.
The association maintains a master casualty and liability insurance policy. The deductible is $2,500.00, plus another $1,000/building for water claims. The deductible, or a portion thereof, may be the responsibility of the homeowner; check with your agent about your homeowner’s insurance covering this deductible. Homeowners should also see their insurance agent about covering their personal property, including furniture, clothes, food, glass, property improvements, upgrades, additional living expense and liability insurance.
The association does not provide keys to homes. Homeowner responsibility to repair and replace locks. Please note that the association or management agent does not handle lockouts. You may want to consider leaving a key with a neighbor, friend or wherever it will be convenient for you to locate if you should be locked out of your home.
Leaks originating from within a home are homeowner responsibility. The co‑owner may be responsible for damage to other homes or the common elements from such leaks. Be sure toilet seals are replaced and tubs are caulked as needed. It is also important to winterize your home by turning off the water to the outside faucet and drain any water outside that may be left in the lines. This will help prevent these lines from freezing and bursting during the cold winter months.
Those homeowners, who will be renting their homes, need to supply the association with a copy of the lease. Rental rates may be marked out on the copy submitted. The lease should require that tenants abide by all of the association’s legal documents, i.e. rules & regulations, etc.
Parking lot lights are the responsibility of BGE. You may report outages directly through BGE by phone at 1-800-685-0123 or through their website at BGE.com. If you see a street light out, call BGE and the management company to report it. It is very helpful if you can refer to the number on the light pole (yellow number at top of the pole) and street locations. Sidewalk black pole lights and breezeway lights are the responsibility of the association. Contact the management company to report an outage. It is helpful to refer the location by house address. Each owner is individually responsible for all exterior lights mounted on their home.
On a first come, first served basis. All vehicles must have current, state acceptable, license tags and be in operating condition at all times.
Recycling is through Howard County. Pick-up is on Wednesday for recycling and yard waste. For information on recycling, please call 1-410-313-6444 or click here. If there is a holiday, pick-up is one day later than normal.
As part of your property tax bill, Howard County collects the trash on Friday. For information on trash, please call 1-410-313-6444. Trash is to be placed inside trash cans in sealed bags. Trash should not be placed outside of cans. Please do not place your trash on the curb before 7:00 p.m. the evening before pick up. Trash containers are to be stored out of public view. Residents are responsible for disposal of used appliances, furniture, carpet, building materials of any kind, dirt, rocks, bricks, cement blocks, car engines, tires, etc. Please make arrangements to remove or have your contractor remove these items. Residents are also responsible for disposal of hazardous waste (oil, paint, batteries, pesticides, etc.). Howard County provides some bulky trash pick-up. Click here for details.