Carnbee Owners Association

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Frequently Asked Questions

1 Does the Carnbee Owners Association have a constitution that governs it?
Yes, the committee works under a constitution, adopted originally on 14 Sept 2009, and amended on 9 Nov 2009 & 12 Sep 2011. The constitution can be viewed on the Documents pages.
2 Is the Association fee a legal obligation?
It is a legal requirement for owners of property in the estate built by Beazer Homes, as it is specified within the Title Deeds of the property. Owners of property built by Walker Homes do not have a corresponding clause in their Title Deeds, but may be included in the Membership (as specified in the Constitution). In this way the owners of Walker Homes properties have the opportunity to share the burden of the cost of maintenance of the estate as well as enjoying the benefits that this brings to all property owners.
3 Where does it say within the deeds that I am a member and have to pay fees?
For Beazer Homes owners the information is contained within Burden 2 of the deeds - specifically in Clause Tenth. For your convenience we have extracted a copy of this clause here.
4 The Association is called "Carnbee Owners Association", but my house Title Deeds refer to the "Glenellen Owners Association". Are these organisations different? If these are the same body, why have they been given different names?
There is only one association - "Carnbee Owners Association". When the estate was originally built it was called "Glenellen" by the builders, however since then this name has rarely been used to describe the estate, and the only reference to this name now is in the Title Deeds of the properties. Since that time the estate has become widely known and refered to as "Carnbee Estate" due to the fact that all the street names contain the name "Carnbee". It also prevents confusion with the neighbouring Ellens Glen estate. For those reasons, the Association was formed and constituted with the current name, as it is more readily identified with the community that it serves. However, the "Carnbee Owners Association" has inherited all the provisions specifically given to the original association by the builders within the terms of the Title Deeds of the properties, and these have been included in the constitution of the Association.
5 I am selling my house. Should I let the Carnbee Owners Association know?
This should all be done by the lawyers. The solicitors should also check that fees are up to date, and identify the share of the current year's fee to be paid by the buyer. Owners will record the existence of the Association on the home report form.
6 Can I help on the Committee?
Of course! You can join at the AGM (the AGM is held during September each year). Help with delivering letters, for instance, is always appreciated - contact a member of the Committee.
7 Who is responsible for removal of weeds on roads and kerbs?
Our roads and pavements were adopted by the the Council and therefore maintenance of them is their responsibility. The Carnbee Owners Association are probably best placed to coordinate any approach to the council on weed removal on the estate, so we will continue to liase with the Council on a regular basis to ensure removal of weeds in Carnbee
8 Who is responsible for reporting dog fouling issues on the estate?
Owners should liaise with the Council themselves on this matter, as the dog warden will require specific information that the person reporting the issue is best placed to provide. We have provided a link on our website on the Local Links page, to Edinburgh South Neighbourhood Services, which details services they cover along with their phone number and email address
9 Who is responsible for reporting speeding and parking issues on the estate?
Owners should liaise with the Council themselves on this matter. We have provided a link on our website on the Local Links page, to Edinburgh City Council, which details services they cover along with their phone number and email address.
10 If I have an issue with my neighbours anti-social behaviour or general anti-social behaviour who should I contact?
Owners should contact the Police regarding any form of anti-social behaviour, they are best placed to help you with issues of this kind. We have provided a link on our website on the Local Links page, to Police HQ, which details services they cover along with their phone number and email address.
11 If I have an issue with bin collections who should I contact?
Owners should liaise with the Council themselves on this matter. We have provided a link on our website on the Local Links page, to Edinburgh City Council, which details services they cover along with their phone number and email address.
12 If I have an issue with street lighting who should I contact?
Owners should liaise with the Council themselves on this matter. We have provided a link on our website on the Local Links page, to Edinburgh City Council, which details services they cover along with their phone number and email address.