alterations restrictions

Under what circumstances does an owner need HOA approval for an improvement or alteration?

Condominium governing documents usually require association approval for improvements and alterations which: Change the appearance of any exterior area; Change any interior common area (except entirely separated exclusive use common areas such as storage closets); Impair structural integrity; May interfere with another owner’s use or enjoyment of their unit (such as installation of hardwood floors …

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What is the procedure for obtaining HOA approval for an improvement or alteration?

Most governing documents contain detailed procedures for the submittal, consideration, and approval of proposed alterations and improvements. Where the governing documents do not contain these procedures, or where the procedures are incomplete, the board should develop new or supplemental procedures and express them in a written resolution or Rule. If formal approval procedures are not …

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Must an owner provide the HOA with access to his/her home?

Most CC&Rs state that the homeowners’ association has the right to enter any unit or lot whenever necessary to fulfill the association’s duties. Among the duties that would justify entry are common area maintenance, verification of an owner’s compliance with owner maintenance requirements or alteration restrictions, and pet rules. Often, the CC&Rs will require that …

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