Common question about Tierra Linda Ranch properties:
Can I use my property for commercial use?
According to the bylaws set forth for Tierra Linda Ranch, no property may be used for commercial purposes. “None of said lots, or the improvements erected thereon, shall be used for any purpose other than a private single-family residence with the usual and customary accessory building such as, but not limited to, garage, guest cottage and servants quarters. No lot, or the improvements thereon, shall be used for any commercial purpose, except that nothing herein shall be construed to prevent an owner from rendering professional services of a purely personal nature as long as such services do not attribute to the lot any appearance of a commercial or non-residential use.”
Can we have a manufactured or mobile home?
All buildings and structures on each lot in Tierra Linda Ranch must be new construction and architecturally in harmony with the primary residential buildings. This means that there is no unpainted sheet metal or fiberglass structures allowed on any of the lots for use as an accessory building. Additionally, no tent, house trailer, motorhome, or temporary structure of any character may be placed, constructed or maintained on any of said lots.
How big of a home can we build?
The living area of the main residence home must not be any less than 2200 ft.². This does not include porches, garages and other appendages. A garage must be included in any new residents construction and must be sized for no less than two standard size vehicles. It is not allowed to just have a carport. In the lots that were acquired prior to January 1, 2005, considered grandfathered in from the required garage provision.
Additionally, occupants not allowed to have a building, fence or other structure nearer than 50 feet from the centerline of any street or side property line and no closer than 25 feet from the rear property line. There are also restrictions on the type of fences and the height of fences to be used so it’s important to check with the homeowner association if you plan on building deer fences.
Can I hunt on my own property?
No animals other than domestic pets and horses are permitted within the lots of Tierra Linda Ranch. Horses must be restrained within a fenced enclosure. The Association may own and maintain livestock and horses of all kinds within the provisions granted. However, hunting is prohibited on both Association and member-owned property unless the hunting is planned and conducted under the direction of the board of directors.
Can I subdivide my lot?
Subdividing is not allowed. No lot may be re-subdivided by the current owner.
Can the association’s cattle and livestock come onto my property?
The Association is granted the right to operate and maintain a working ranch within the subdivision on the common areas and park areas, as well as a portion of each owners lot that is not fenced, is provided for grazing of cattle, horses, and livestock. Each owner must specifically agree to the operation when they purchase property within the Association. It is also the requirement of the Association to preserve and maintain the atmosphere, beauty, natural resources and inhabitants of the area that can exist with the concept of a working ranch.
If you have questions about Tierra Linda Ranch that have not been covered please contact my office. I specialize in this community and no quite a bit about the properties, the homeowners association and the regulations therein.