BUYING,SELLING & LEASING

SELLING PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF ROLLING HILLS

All realtors must be individually listed on the guest list of the property they are visiting at the time of entry. Clients must be in the realtor's vehicle, except when small children must be in a car seat, the client car can follow the Broker. Broker open viewings are allowed with the authorization of the homeowner. Public open houses are prohibited. Advertisements for property listings cannot include the street address. And there is absolutely no signage allowed.

BUYING

Before purchasing a property in Rolling Hills, it is strongly recommended that a potential buyer visit the Association office to review the property file and learn about the community.  Once you have closed escrow on a property, please plan to come by the RHCA office so we may register you into the gate system and get you more acquainted with the community.

LEASING

Properties must be leased in their entirety. Portions of property are not permitted to be leased; renting rooms or accessory buildings is strictly prohibited. Tenants must abide by the rules and regulations of the Association.

 

The RHCA requires that each of the following be submitted to the Association office when a property is leased:

  • A copy of the Lease Agreement. 

  • The alternative mailing address of the property owner.

  • The telephone number, alternative mailing address (if applicable) and vehicle information of the new tenants. 

  • A deposit of $200 for each vehicle the tenant wishes to enter the community through the resident gate. This deposit will be returned when the tenant vacates the property, purchases property in Rolling Hills or sells the vehicle. Deposits may be transferred from an old vehicle to a new vehicle. 

GENERAL CITY INFORMATION

There are 690 homes in the city, all of which are single family dwellings on a minimum of 1-acre lots.  There are several common area facilities within the city, including 2 riding rings, 3 tennis courts, and 26 miles of bridle trails.  Entrance to the city is through one of three gates, which are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

  1. EASEMENTS:  All property is subject to perimeter easements varying in width around each property boundary and in some instances, road easements.  All easements must be kept free of building, fencing, plantings or other obstructions.

  2. DRAINS:  Drains are the responsibility of each homeowner.

  3. FENCING:  Perimeter fencing should be 3-rail fences painted white. New and replacement fencing require a survey and fence permit from the Association.  Fence location must be approved by RHCA.

  4. PRIVATE TENNIS COURTS AND RIDING RINGS:  Tennis courts and riding rings require permits from the City and design approval from the Association.

  5. DOGS:   Regulated by the City of Rolling Hills.  Maximum of three per household.

  6. VIEWS:  Neighbors are encouraged to work together to preserve views.  In the event neighbors cannot work out a private agreement, both City and RHCA have processes to restore and preserve views.

  7. PAINT:  Exteriors of buildings must be painted pure white with no tint.  Residents may submit color samples to the Architectural Committee if they wish to paint trim, doors or shutters a color other than white.

  8. ROOF:  New roof installation shall use approved fire retardant materials as required by the Building Code of the City of Rolling Hills and shall be approved by the Association Architectural Committee.

  9. RUBBISH:  Billing for trash service is a line item of the Los Angeles County tax bill.

  10. RENOVATIONS AND NEW CONSTRUCTION: 
                 A.   All new building or additions must be approved by the RHCA Architectural Committee and the City of                        Rolling Hills.
                 B.    Subdivisions of property are regulated by the Association and the City of Rolling Hills.

  11. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:  Exterior lighting is subject to the City Lighting Ordinance and Architectural review.  Light fixture design and location must be approved by the Architectural Committee.  

  12. BUILDING REGULATIONS:  Copies of the Association Building Regulations are free to property owners.

  13. TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS:  The Association levies an annual assessment which is fixed by the Board of Directors.  The current Assessment rate is 20 cents per hundred dollars of the assessed valuation established by Los Angeles County.