Forest Lake Homeowners Association Florence, SC
AGREEMENT AND RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS RELATING TO FOREST LAKE SUBDIVISION
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS That we, the undersigned owners of property adjacent
to Forest Lake of Florence, in consideration of the mutual agreements herein made
and the benefits to be derived by us, our heirs, successors and assigns, do hereby
covenant and agree with each other that the following agreements, restrictions,
and covenants shall apply to and govern the use, sale, occupancy and development
of our said properties adjacent to and in the area of Forest Lake of Florence, as
shown on a map by Ervin Engineering Company, dated July 8, 1958, and subsequent
amendments and changes to said map.
- These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all parties and
all persons claiming under them for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the
date these covenants are recorded; after which time the said covenants and agreements
shall be automatically extended for successive periods of twenty (20) years unless
an instrument signed by a majority of the then owners of the original area herein
outlined for development has been recorded, agreeing to change the said covenants
in whole or in part.
- The parties agree that they will or may subdivide their respective properties adjacent
to Forest Lake of Florence as herein set out; that any subdivision made by them
within the One Thousand (1000) feet radius set out below shall bear the name of
Forest Lake Subdivision and no other; that a line shall be designated on the plat
of the lake and adjacent properties and which line shall not exceed Ten (10) feet
from the high-water mark of Forest Lake, and the subdivision herein authorized and
agreed to shall not extend further than One Thousand (1000) feet inland from the
aforesaid line. The parties reserve the right to build on, subdivide or sell lots
or parcels from their remaining properties, but they do hereby agree, for the protection
of themselves and the Forest Lake Subdivision, and its owners, that no use shall
be made of any of the balance of their property, as shown on the aforesaid map made
by Ervin Engineering Company, except that of farming or residential use, and that
the agreements and restrictions herein set forth shall apply to any lots, parcels
or buildings erected on or sold out of the remaining property, except that any residences
built thereon shall have a minimum of Thirteen Hundred (1300) square feet of floor
area, excluding open porches and garages. A further exception is made that the property
on the highways bounding the tracts of the parties, to wit, the Old Timmonsville
Highway and the Alligator or Old Bannockburn Road, may be used for commercial purposes
to a depth of Two Hundred (200) feet only. It is further agreed that present uses
of the property other than the area extending to One Thousand (1000) feet, as aforesaid,
- Enforcement shall be by proceedings at law or in equity against any person or persons
violating or attempting to violate any covenants, either to restrain violation or
to recover damages, and such proceedings may be brought by any party to this agreement,
his heirs, successors or assigns, or by any other person owning any of said property.
- Invalidation of any of these covenants shall in no wise affect any of the other
provisions which shall remain in full force and effect.
- All lots shall have a minimum of Twenty Thousand (20,000) square feet in area, and
each lot shall have a minimum frontage on the street or road which it faces of One
Hundred (100) feet. No lot may be subdivided further except that a residence may
be placed on one lot and a portion of another, or more than one lot taken together.
- The minimum building setback line shall be Sixty (60) feet from the porch of each
of said lots, and no building shall be erected or placed on any lot nearer to the
street line than such minimum setback line; the minimum setback line on any side
street shall be Fifteen (15) feet, and no building or dwelling shall be erected
or placed nearer the street line than such minimum line, and the minimum setback
line from any interior line shall be Ten (10) feet.
- Once a subdivision of the property of any of the parties has been made and platted,
the layout of the lots shown on said plat shall be adhered to, and no scheme of
facing lots in any other direction than that shown on the plat shall be permitted.
The said property shall not be further subdivided without consent of the parties
hereto or their successors and assigns. No dwelling shall be erected or placed on
any lot having an area of less than Twenty Thousand (20,000) square feet.
- The said lots shall be used for residential purposes only. No building shall be
erected, altered, placed or permitted to remain on any lot other than one detached
single family dwelling not to exceed two and one-half stories in height, and a private
garage for not more than two cars. There shall be no garage apartments, barns, or
stables allowed on said property. No commercial buildings of any kind shall be placed
on the said lots.
- The erection of a building on any lot in said subdivision shall not be commenced
unless and until plans and specifications therefore have been approved, in writing,
by the Board of Directors of Forest Lake of Florence, Inc., or by a committee named
by the Board for such purpose. Provided, however, that unless the said Board, its
agent, or such other party having the right to do so, commences suit to enjoin the
erection of a building which has not been approved, as aforesaid, and files a lis
pendens in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Florence County in such suit, prior
to the completion of said building, then no suit may thereafter be brought by the
said Board or its agent, or any other party, to enforce compliance with this section,
or for a violation of this section.
- No residence shall be erected on any lot facing or bordering on Forest Lake, which
shall have less than Sixteen Hundred (1600) square feet of floor area, and in all
multi-story residences, the ground floor shall be a minimum of One Thousand (1000)
square feet of area. In all remaining areas within the One Thousand (1000) feet
referred to in Paragraph 2, no residence shall contain less than Fifteen Hundred
(1500) square feet of floor area. Open porches and garages shall not be included
in computing floor space.
- No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on upon any lot, nor shall anything
be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood.
All residences shall have a sewage disposal system approved by the State Board of
Health of South Carolina. No hogs, pigs, horses, cows, goats or sheep shall be stabled
or kept on any part of said property.
- No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn
or other outbuilding shall be used on any lot at any time as a residence either
temporarily or permanently.
- An easement is reserved over the rear Five (5) feet of each lot for utility installation
- The parties further agree to cooperate in the development of the properties herein
referred to by establishing easements, streets or rights of way for ingress and
egress to the said lake, and no subdivision shall be made or platted of any part
of said lands until the proposed plans and plat or drawing have been submitted to
and approved by the Board of Directors of the Forest Lake of Florence, Inc., or
by a committee named by the said Board for that purpose.
- This agreement shall be binding upon the homeowners, their heirs, administrators,
executors, successors and assigns.