When someone purchases a property within a community association, a deed restriction on that property provides that the property owner automatically becomes a member of that community association, and continues to be a member of the association until they no longer own the property.
Just as the community association has certain responsibilities to its members, the members also have certain legal responsibilities to their community association. These responsibilities can typically be categorized into three areas:
1. Comply with the deed restrictions in the governing documents and rules and regulations lawfully adopted by the Board
2. Comply with the architectural control restrictions
3. Pay the homeowners proportionate share of the expenses to operate the association.