The Alteration Agreement document from your Building Management contains the latest renovation rules adopted by your Condominium or Cooperative. The infographic below outlines common challenges and constraints that might impact your apartment renovation.
1. Insurance Requirements
Anyone designated to perform work on the project must be licensed and obtain insurances meeting minimum liability limits.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) renovation unlikely, so the homeowner likely must hire a contractor to perform its renovation
High insurance limits means increased cost to homeowner
2. Scope of Work Documents
Your intended scope of work must be approved by the Condominium Board and are subject to inspections by Building Management.
Very limited layout changes possible due to location of existing risers
Adding new plumbing connections require an architect to file for a building permit.
3. Restricted Work Schedule
Condominium enforces strict time periods for work and for the use of service elevators in order to minimize disruptions to other occupants.
Restricted work schedule pushes project timeframe, thereby increasing cost to homeowner
Shared service elevator slows workers and materials movement
4. Restricted Work Area
The work can only take place within the apartment's premises, including the storage of tools, materials and garbage.
Restricted work area favors more off-site fabrication
Restricted space and limited storage favors phased importing of tools and materials
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