Adopting More Stringent Requirements in an HOA or Condo About Hard Surface Flooring

Here is a recent question about hardwood floors in a homeowners association:  “Our HOA is seeking to institute acoustical standards that did not previously exist, above that required in building codes. My question is whether or not they can place more stringent requirements on owners than existed when they bought their units under the then existing CC&Rs. Have you written anything on this subject?”  The answer is Yes, and Yes. But I generally don’t stop there, but rather try to explain my answer for those who might think they have been brought to a precipice without an understanding of what to do next.     Read the article……………..

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