Anyone who has lived in Lazybrook the last several years has likely noticed that more and more older houses are getting scooped up by homeowners or investors, who are then doing major renovations either for themselves or for resale. While this is generally a great thing for the neighborhood and its value, this also exposes us to situations where certain people attempt to ignore our neighborhood’s deed restrictions. This is not legal, and anyone who violates these restrictions is subject to litigation by either the City of Houston, Lazybrook Civic Club, or both.
Lazybrook is a deed restricted neighborhood and the Lazybrook Architectural Committee actively enforces all these guidelines with help from the City of Houston as needed. Because our neighborhood was developed over time, there are a total of seven different sections, each with a unique set of deed restrictions. These restrictions include, among other things, requirements regarding:
- Maximum construction height (1, 1.5, or 2 story homes)
- Construction material (51% brick or 100% brick)
- Construction setbacks from property lines
As a reminder, anyone doing exterior construction must get written approval of plans from the Architectural Review Committee.
The Civic Club is a group of volunteers, and with the turnover rate of homes in our neighborhood it is very hard to stay aware of everything going at all times. We need your help to keep our neighborhood safe from any blatant rule
violators by keeping an eye out on your street for any ongoing projects. If you see something that looks like a violation, report it to the Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so we can address it.
Check out our new website and review the deed restrictions page if you need more information regarding the section you live in or any of its specific requirements at: http://www.lazybrook.org/deed-restrictions/