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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE ANNUAL REGIME FEES FOR A SLIP?

Annual Regime Assessments for The Harborage at Ashley Marina Condominium Association are split into quarterly payments and are subject to change annually.  The 2022 Quarterly Regime Fees (.pdf)  can be found here:   Regime Fees by Slip & Locker Unit.

WHEN ARE ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS DUE AND HOW SHOULD I PAY?

Annual Regime Assessments for The Harborage at Ashley Marina Condominium Association are split into quarterly payments that are due on these dates:

  • January 1

  • April 1

  • July 1

  • October 1

Note:  Payments are due on or before the 1st day of the Quarter and will be assessed a late fee if payment is not received within 30 days of the due date and will be applied to each subsequent month thereafter. The Late Fee will be calculated based on any outstanding amount due which will be assessed at 1 1/2% (per month) with a minimum charge of $25.00.  Regime accounts that are >= 90 days past due will be sent to collections and legal fees passed thru to the account.

Contact information must be updated regularly with the Association Manager.  All invoices are now sent electronically via email and must be paid by bank account (1% fee) or credit card (2.5% fee).

For payment related questions, contact

Attn:  The Harborage at Ashley Marina Condominium Association

c/o Accounting

          33 Lockwood Drive

          Charleston, SC  29401-1181           

Email:  Accounting@myashleymarina.com

Office Phone: 843-284-9942​

CAN I LEASE A SLIP?

Yes.  Call HAMCA at (843)284-9942 for Transient, monthly or long term leasing.

DO YOU PERFORM WASTE PUMP-OUTS?

  Yes! We are a proud grant participant of the Clean Vessel Act and do perform pump-out services. Dockside pump-outs can be performed, by staff only, next to the diesel fueling area on T-dock.This is available 8a - 5:00p, daily by calling 843 284-9942.

 

   A mobile pump-out boat is available, staff and weather permitting, on Thursday mornings by reservation only. Email maintenance@MyAshleyMarina.com to schedule. Include name, contact #, vessel slip, vessel name, vessel length, tank size and permission to board vessel. This information is required for our CVA grant.

 

   It is against both State and Federal Laws to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina.

WHAT ARE THE ANNUAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR A SLIP?

Property taxes are the responsibility of the owner and are set by the City of Charleston.  To view previous year's property taxes, use the Real Property Record Search available online on Charleston County's website.  Enter "33 Lockwood Dr Slip LU" + the locker unit number for the slip you're interested in, in the Street Address search.  Use the Regime Fees by Slip & Locker Unit (above) for locker unit information.

DO I HAVE TO CARRY INSURANCE?

The Annual Assessment paid by all members covers the cost of property insurance for the docks and limited common elements.  All vessels moored in the marina, must also carry an additional $500k liability policy with the Harborage at Ashley Marina Condominium Association as a named insuree.  Charter vessels must carry an additional $500k.  Copies of required insurance must be submitted to the Association Manager annually.

WHAT ARE THE BYLAWS AND RESTRCITIONS OF THE MARINA?

Below are links to the Master Deed for The Harborage at Ashley Marina HPR which includes the governing by-laws.  The first one is likely the one most slip-owners receive when closing on a slip and includes the 1st through 4th amendments.  The second link represents the 5th amendment to the Master Deed which is the final determination of slip sizes.

  1. Master Deed (Incl Amendments 1-4)

  2. Master Deed (5th Amendment)

  3. Articles of Incorporation

  4. By-laws

WHAT ARE THE MARINA RULES AND REGULATIONS?

The Rules and Regulations promulgated by the Manager and ratified by The Board of Directors of the regime provide the basis for governing the use of the Common Elements and Units. Because your Regime Board and Management Staff are responsible for the activities that take place on the docks, the staff needs Rules and Regulations that are consistent with the Master Deed or those the Manager may deem necessary to protect our owners, tenants or invited guests.  Owners are responsible for their tenants actions as well as their invited guests.  Therefore, tenants should be required to acknowledge that they have read and understood the information below.

In an effort to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere for  owners, tenants or invited guests at The Harborage, the following rules and regulations are provided for your protection.  

Effective 1/1/2016, the rules and regulations have updated to include the moratorium on NEW live-aboards.  

Updated 11/22/2023

Effective 7/1/2024 - 

Effective July 1st, rental slip Charter businesses (not slip owners nor slip owners operating a charter business) will be imposed the monthly fee structure outlined below to operate their Charter business.   Please note that this fee structure is to offset the cost of the charter businesses to the marina.   The funds will be used for items such as, but not limited to, (a) additional new dock carts, (b) additional trash bins and potential additional trash removal dates, (c) potential additional staff, etc. 

 

Charter Monthly Fees:

Vessel Capacity Charter Business (Rental Slips Only)

1-6 $250.00

7-12 $350.00

13-25 $500.00

26-50 $1,000.00

The Ashley Marina Rules and Regulations

DOES THE MARINA HAVE AN OPERATION MANUAL AND/OR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN?

Below is a link to The Harborage at Ashley Marina's Operations, Maintenance, and Emergency Response Manual. 

Updated: July 2023

MAY I LEASE MY SLIP TO ANOTHER TENANT?

Yes!  However, owners who self managed are required to provide a signed copy of the standard lease to the Association Manager.  As a reminder, all tenants must adhere to the Rules & Regulations.  Violations of the Rules & Regulations are subject to penalty.

Below is a link to the Standard Approved form of Tenant Lease which is required to be in place for all leases at the Ashley Marina.  All new and existing leases between the Slip Owner & Tenant or Leasing Agent & Owner or Leasing Agent & Slip Owner are required to include but not limited to the provision of the Ashley Marina Board approved Standard Lease Agreement.

The standard lease has been modified to "wet storage only". 

Board Authority to set the form of Leases:  

Deed Section:   9.3     Leasing of Units

"An Owner of a Unit will have the right to lease or rent his Unit and the Limited Common Elements appurtenant thereto; provided, however, that all leases and rental contracts will be in writing and will require the lessee to abide by all conditions and restrictions placed by the Condominium Documents on the use and occupancy of the Unit, the Limited Common Elements appurtenant thereto, as well as the general Common Elements of the Project.  The Board of Directors will have the right to approve the form of all such leases and rental contracts at any time if it elects to do so. Occupancy by a tenant or renter under any such approved form of lease or rental contract is subject to continuing approval of the Board thereunder, which may be removed at any time by the Board for any violation by any such tenant or renter of the Rules and Regulations of the Association."

 

View this File:  Standard Ashley Lease Agreement   

WHAT IS THE MARINA'S HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLAN?

The Harborage at Ashley Marina HPR in conjunction with AMH Management have created the following emergency weather plan to minimize damages to the marina property and the vessels resulting from high winds and water. This plan outlines the steps to be taken to respond to severe weather storms.

Please click on the document below for information:

CAN I LIVE ABOARD MY VESSEL?

43. TENANT LIVE-ABOARD MORATORIUM: Effective 1/1/16 a moratorium is placed on our live-aboard program and no NEW live-aboard tenants will be allowed at The Harborage at Ashley Marina. All existing live-aboards will be allowed to remain effective 1/1/2016, provided all Marina Rules and Regulations are being followed. Failure to comply with the 1/1/16 moratorium will result in a $100.00 weekly non-compliance fee to the slip owner, and revocation of any parking pass. A live-aboard is classified as:  Any individual that occupies a vessel more than any ten (10) days during any thirty (30) day period, and/or consistently inhabits a vessel for three (3) or more calendar months. Personal circumstances may be allowed but only with marina management approval, for example: boat owners vacationing on their vessel. The live-aboard moratorium does not apply to slip owner’s living aboard their personal vessels. Anyone renting a slip as of the date 1/1/2016 is required to complete a Live-aboard Declaration Document in order to continue their Live-aboard status.

 

44.   TEMPORARY GENERAL LIVE-ABOARD MORATORIUM: Effective 11/22/23 a temporary moratorium is placed on our live-aboard program and no NEW live-aboards will be allowed at The Harborage at Ashley Marina. All existing owner live-aboards will be allowed to remain effective 11/22/23, provided all Marina Rules and Regulations are being followed. Failure to comply with the 11/22/23 moratorium will result in a revocation of any parking pass. A live-aboard is classified as:  Any individual that occupies a vessel more than any ten (10) days during any thirty (30) day period, and/or consistently inhabits a vessel for three (3) or more calendar months. Personal circumstances may be allowed but only with marina management approval, for example: boat owners vacationing on their vessel. Anyone living aboard  as of the date 11/22/23 is required to complete a Live-aboard Declaration Document in order to continue their Live-aboard status.  Any owners wishing to start living aboard should contact the Marina Manager to be placed on a waitlist for future availability.

 

FAQ: FAQ

CAN I OFFER MY VESSEL AS A SHORT TERM RENTAL?

NO!  Due to the complex nature of marine living and the City of Charleston's short term rental regulations, you may not offer your vessel or slip as a short term rental.  Violations of this Rule & Regulation will result in a fine without warning and/or removal from the marina.

 

CAN I OFFER CHARTERS ON MY VESSEL?

Yes.  However, you must carry adequate insurance (see Rules & Regulations), and your charter may not park in the Harborage at Ashley Marina Condominium Association parking lot including the visitor/guest spaces.  Charter guest must respect all Marina Rules & Regulations.

 

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