Managing strict aesthetic standards is very important for the presentation of a complex/estate which in turn has a direct bearing on property values and appreciation.
Managing expectations and awareness in this regard is important to pre-empt any difficulties and issues: references should be made in newsletters and annual trustee/director reports. When issues arise they should be dealt with decisively and quickly to limit expenses and revisions.
Small deviations should be avoided due to inevitable creep over time and blurring of standards in a building. Common pitfalls include security doors, front doors, burglar bars, awnings and satellite dishes.