FAQs

 

Is Beaver Lake a public facility?

No. Beaver Lake and the surrounding property are privately owned by the residents of the Lake View Park neighborhood. Lake View Park residents pay fees for the upkeep of the lake and park, and we employ a warden to enforce our rules for safety and to facilitate the enjoyment of the lake and the park by our residents. Non-residents are invited to use the facilities as long as all the rules and restrictions are honored.

I am a new resident or property owner. Who do I contact and what do I need to know?

Please contact the LVP Secretary (see Contact) with your name(s) and address. Also, subscribe to the LVP Yahoo! Group to receive periodic emails from the Commission, and become familiar with the information in the FAQs, Documents, Fees/Permits, and Newsletter sections of this website.

What are assessments?

Assessments are essentially homeowner dues. Bills are mailed in December and are due by January 31st. A lien against the property is filed when assessments are not paid.

Do I have to pay my assessment even if I don't use the lake?

Yes. As per each property deed and LVP by-laws, it is the mandate of the Commission (the governing body) to collect assessments to adequately maintain the lake, dam, park and all other common property on behalf of property owners.

When is the homeowner's meeting?

The annual meeting for property owners is held during the month of October. An announcement is mailed to each homeowner 30 days in advance of the meeting.

Do I need permission to build?

Yes. You must have approval from the Commission for new construction; additions or renovations that expand the footprint of your home; or the addition of garages or outbuildings. Plans should be submitted to the Chair of the Commission at the PO Box or by email. Most plans can be approved if the set-backs are not violated and if the ultimate style and size is in keeping with your lot.

What about City permits and ordinances?

Property owners are subject to all local permitting requirements, codes, ordinances and laws. However, Lake View Park building set-backs take precedence (and are generally more restrictive) over those of the City.

What are the building set-back requirements for Lake View Park?

In general, the side set-back for lots with 100' or more of road frontage is 15' from the side property line. The side set-back for lots with less than 100', is 10' from the side property line. Front and rear set-backs are larger, and vary throughout the neighborhood. As these requirements are not uniform throughout LVP, each home owner should consult the original deed to their property for the specific set-backs and other restrictions. In the absence of prescribed set-backs in the deed, the City requirement must be met.

Why the original Deed?

Lake View Park original deeds (dating in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s) "run with the land" and therefore are applicable no matter how many times the property has transferred. If you are buying a property or planning alterations, you should be familiar with the property's original deed which can be found at the Buncombe County Court House.

What are covenants?

Covenants are the restrictions of the property which are contained in the original deeds.

What is the rule for subdividing?

Subdividing of a platted lot is not permissible in Lake View Park.

What are the colored rubber balls in the lake?

They are buoys used by Asheville Yacht Club when sailing their radio controlled sail boats.

What's the deal about potential damage from trees?

In general, Lake View Park Commission has responsibility for maintaining trees in the park and parkways. The City of Asheville has responsibility for maintaining and removing damaged/dying trees along streetscapes. Duke Progress Carolinas should be called to trim or remove trees that have potential to interfere or cause danger to power lines or personal property.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Please be kind and speak to your neighbor first if you discern a problem with your neighbors' trees. If you are concerned about limbs hanging on your property, talk to your neighbor about your concern. You and your neighbor may elect to share the cost of removal or trimming as the quickest solution. If damage to your property from your neighbor's tree is a result of weather (wind, flooding or other "act of God"), then you/your homeowner's insurance pays to repair the damage and/or removal of the portion of the tree that is on your property. EXCEPTION: If you note that your neighbor's tree is diseased or damaged and looks to be in a position to cause damage to your property (home, fence etc.), you should notify the owner (via phone call, letter or certified letter) AND NOTIFY AND OBTAIN ADVICE FROM YOUR INSURANCE AGENT. Once the owner is notified it is his/her responsibility to remove/repair the tree. Any damage resulting thereafter to your property from this tree must be paid by the owner of the tree (or his/her insurance).

NOTE: If in doubt about ownership, responsibility, or liability, always consult with your insurance agent or legal counsel for advice.

 

 

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