Pros and Cons.
Although gated communities offer a multitude of benefits compared to standalone properties like villas and apartments, there are, of course, a few drawbacks that should be considered.
The responsibility of managing the community is delegated to the President of the Community, who is elected by the owners residing within the community; which means management is limited and may not always be effective.
While gated communities enforce rules and regulations to ensure a peaceful environment for residents, some individuals may disregard these guidelines, potentially leading to conflicts within the community.
Regulations in a gated community, including guidelines on pool usage, pet ownership, noise restrictions, holiday rentals, and parking, can help maintain a peaceful environment for all residents; however, some may disregard these rules.
While it may seem like a disadvantage to pay a monthly community fee as a part-time resident, there’s another way to view it: as a form of insurance; by contributing to the community fee, you’re helping to maintain and improve the shared amenities that make your property more valuable. It’s an investment in the long-term value of your property, and a way to ensure that it remains a desirable and sought-after location.