Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Rules in a Nutshell
This page provides general answers to questions posed by
the residents of Wickham Lakes and is intended as a
guide for the convenience our residents.
It is not intended to
change or replace the language in the community CC&R’s
or bylaws and should not be construed as such.
In all cases, except where
prohibited by law, language in the governing documents
How do I gain access to the
The pool is a limited access
facility for residents of Wickham Lakes and their guests
All owners have been issued
keys to the facility.
Replacement keys can be
obtained by calling the association President or the
Can I store my boat/trailer on my property?
Boats, trailers, motor homes may
not be stored within the boundaries of the development
unless completely enclosed within a garage.
Exceptions are trailers
used by contractors for ongoing work on the property.
What is a deed restricted community?
Deed restrictions are a set of
rules that determine the uses of a particular piece of
Those restrictions can
cover many uses of a property such as landscaping,
parking, property modifications and noise.
All homeowners must agree
to the restrictions before the sale of a home can be
Agreement is considered a
legally binding contract between the Association and the
Wickham Lakes is an example
of a deed-restricted community.
I want to build a pool on my lot. Is that allowed?
In ground pools are allowed
subject to the approval of the community’s Modification
Review Committee and applicable county and state
Above ground pools are not
What kind of fence can I have?
There are three types of fences allowed: Wooden
board on board, wooden shadowbox, and white PVC/Vinyl Shadowbox (see pictures below). Fences are not permitted on lake lots. All fences must be approved prior to installation.
My house needs repainting.
What must I do?
If you are planning to change the
color of your home, approval must be obtained in advance
from the Modification Review Committee.
Home color must conform to
the approved color palette that is available from the
However, approval is not
required to repaint your home the same color as before.
What does Homeowners Association fees pay for?
Your homeowner’s association fees pay
for maintenance of all the common areas of the
development, such as the pool, entrances and playground.
Members of the Board of Directors and their committees
are, by law, volunteers and not compensated. Dues also
cover any services the Board may contract with to help
with the affairs of the Association, such as management
companies, accountants and attorneys.
I don’t want to leave my garbage
cans/recycling bins inside.
Can I put them on the side
of my house?
Garbage cans and recycling bins can
be stored outside ONLY if placed behind bushes or
fencing approved by the Modification Review Committee.
An MRC form can be obtained from this website or the
How often does the association’s Board of Directors
Currently, the Board of Directors
meets the first Monday in March, June, September and
December (or more as necessary) but the dates may vary
based on the availability of our meeting site.
Look for the entrance signs
or on the website for updates.
Can I park my car over the sidewalk in my own driveway?
Cars may not be parked on the
streets, over the sidewalk or on the grass anywhere
within the development.
The Sheriff’s Office will
enforce the on street prohibition between midnight and
What happens if I do not pay my HOA dues on time?
Assessment payments are due in
January and July. A late fee of $20 will be added to any
Continued non-payment may
lead to a lien being placed against the property and
other legal action, including foreclosure.
My neighbor’s dog runs loose/
barks all the time.
What can I do?
Homeowners are required to have
control of their animals at all times. Dogs and cats
must be leashed when walked.
Animals are not allowed to
urinate/defecate on any property without the consent of
The pet owner must remove
When this is not done, it
never hurts to politely ask your neighbor to control
his/her pet. If that fails, Brevard County Animal
Services handles all animal complaints. They can be
reached at 633-2024.
can I get a copy of the deed restrictions?
Home sellers are required to
provide a copy of the deed restrictions at closing.
A copy of the CC&R’s and
bylaws can also be obtained from the website or by
contacting the Management Company.