Renovations and Remodels

[Effective March 15, 2017]

Remodel efforts can be disruptive to residents as well as damaging to common area walls and flooring that occurs as contractors remove old flooring, cabinetry, etc. and bring in new furnishing. The Board of Directors of the Tate Homeowners Association approved the following rules and regulations at its regular meeting on Wednesday March 15, 2017.

Preparation and Conduct of Remodel/Renovation of Tate Apartments:

A. Prior to the start of remodel/renovation, the homeowner and designated contractor should present to the Board at a regular monthly board meeting the extent of the work to be accomplished, the start date and estimated completion date. The planned effort by the contractor to prevent damage to relevant public space common area walls and flooring should be presented at this time. Prior to commencing work, the contractor, homeowner and HOA Chair or designated representative will perform a “walk through” of the relevant areas to note and record any and all existing damage to walls, carpets, etc. Upon completion of contractor work, a follow up “walk through” will occur and any new damage to the building must then be repaired/restored by the homeowner and contractor. 

B. If the renovation/remodel of the apartment requires the installation of new flooring, the flooring material should be pre-finished engineered material. If the flooring material to be used is natural hard wood, it should be finished after installation without urethane and its associated solvents. If urethane must be used as a flooring finish, it must be applied outside the building prior to installation in the apartment or if it must be applied within the building, temporary ventilation to minimize resulting odors and discomfort to residents must be used.

C. Likewise if wood cabinetry is to be finished with varnish or lacquer, if possible the varnish material should be applied outside the building prior to installation. Residents should be notified at least 24 hours prior to use of any finish inside the building that generates significant odor and discomfort to residents.