Deed restrictions are legal binding regulations that are
placed into the deed of a property that restrict the things
a homeowner can and can't do with their property. They help
to ensure that Northdale remains a desirable, attractive,
well-maintained community that homeowners are proud to call
The enforcement of deed restrictions is a multi-step
process. When a violation(s) is found, Merit sends letter #1
to the homeowner requesting them to correct the problem(s).
Merit will then complete a second inspection. Merit will
send the homeowner letter #2 if the violation(s) has not
been corrected. Merit will then complete a third inspection.
If the violation(s) remains after letter #3, legal action
will be pursued. The resident will be notified of this step
in the fourth letter.
Each homeowner has the right to enforce compliance to the
deed restrictions from other fellow homeowners.
Read the letter carefully. You may not know you violated a
deed restriction. It is usually something quite simple that
can easily be rectified. For clarification, refer to the
deed restriction documents for your village.
If you are still not sure what issue
the letter is addressing; need additional time to fix the
problem; or have extenuating circumstances which prevent
taking action to correct the violation; it is important to
communicate with Merit at
Merit conducts periodic property inspections, documents deed
restriction violations and will act on their findings when
needed. Residents can request an investigation of a deed
To file a complaint, use the Complaint Form provided
The form will be received by Merit at