…..Nevertheless, the homeowners received official written notice from the HOA that their brand new windows would have to go.
Having just spent $18,000 on their porch improvement, the owners appealed, but it didn’t do any good. Unfortunately, the association had never provided Zaorski and Richter with an official letter of approval for their project, despite the board’s vote of approval in March 2015.
The reality is, many small associations, especially if not professionally managed, tend to operate informally, relying on verbal agreements and loosely organized meetings.
An important lesson for the reader – be sure to obtain all architectural or landscape approvals in writing, including a copy of the detailed plans approved by the association.
read the complete article at https://independentamericancommunities.com/2018/01/07/mi-condo-owners-ask-is-breaking-and-entering-just-a-civil-matter/