While condominium living provides shared benefits that many single-structure residents cannot afford, community living requires uniformity and consistency to maintain property values. If considering an architectural variance please comply with the following procedures and guidelines. All exterior and/or interior alterations or improvements must be approved by the Board of Directors prior to installation. Failure to comply may be cause for FINE and removal and/or replacement at the homeowner's expense.
A. Contact the Management Company and request an ARCHITECTURAL VARIANCE REQUEST APPLICATION.
B. Complete the application. All applications must be accompanied by a letter of request, including the homeowner's name, address, and telephone number. Additionally, the name, address, phone number, workers compensation, general liability coverage and license number of the contractor must be included. Be sure to include a detailed description of the improvement and/or alteration and the following:
1. Dimensions and materials to be used;
2. Building plans;
3. Exterior elevations, surface and sections, structural designs and exterior details;
4. General exterior color schemes.
C. Submit the application and supporting materials to Board via the Management Company. Each owner and/or his authorized agent who submits to the Board plans for approval, agrees, by such submissions, that no action or suit of any kind to recover any damages resulting from approval or failure to approve, will be commenced against the Association, Board Members, Management Company or any designated representative thereof.
D. Obtain APPROVAL or DENIAL from the Board of Directors.
E. If APPROVED, a City of Orange building permit is required for most modifications. Approval by the Board does not constitute approval by the City of Orange, nor does approval by the City of Orange constitute approval by the Board.
F. Begin construction according to your submitted plans. All approved structural changes must be made only by a licensed and insured California Contractor. Homeowner assumes all liability and holds harmless the Association for any Personal Injury or Death resulting from negligence or faulty construction.
G. Upon completion submit the FINAL INSPECTION report to the Board. Failure to provide notification of FINAL INSPECTION from the City of Orange within 30 days of completion will result in a $100.00 fine assessment per day until such notification is received by the LVMHOA.
H. All approved alterations or improvements must be maintained by the homeowner. This includes painting, termite & pest control, damage to the original structure, removal, restoration, etc. Failure to maintain approved alterations or improvements may result in their removal and restoration to original condition at homeowners expense.
I. Unauthorized common area or interior maintenance contracted by homeowners or residents will not be paid for by the Association but will be billed directly to the homeowner.