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 above a neighbor’s ceiling); or
  • Interfere with plumbing, electrical, heating, or air conditioning service to other units or the common area.

Planned development governing documents usually require association approval for improvements and alterations which:

  • Change any common area;
  • Involve the construction of new structures or additions, including fences, walls, pools, spas, balconies, patios, patio enclosures, screens, tents, awnings, window air conditioners, exterior shutters, exterior antennas, or exterior wiring;
  • Change the appearance of the exterior elements of existing structures including paint, siding, and roofing;
  • Change the appearance of existing landscaping visible from the common area or other lots;
  • Obstruct the view from another lot or from the common area; or
  • Interfere with the water supply, sewage or drainage systems.
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