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.