I'm preparing to submit house plans for approval by my Architectural Review Committee.
I felt confident. We prepared a house to the specifications of the covenants and studied them carefully. I just discussed the plans with a member of the ARC. He stated "no lots with xyz showing will be allowed."
However, this is nowhere in the covenants. Nor is it in any of the documents I signed when I bought the house.
Can an ARC enforce covenants or building restrictions NOT within their documents? Further, can they be liable for costs and time we've spent designing and planning our house based on their covenants?