Is Ordinance or Law Insurance Right for Your HOA?
Homeowner associations (especially condominiums) are required to properly insure the common elements which often include the structures. As buildings age, the unavoidable happens: they fall out of compliance with building codes. Building code changes periodically to improve fire and life safety, structural integrity standards and energy efficiency. As new building materials, equipment, engineering and designs are developed that meet that charge, code is revised. One example is the current standard of six inch versus four inch exterior walls to improve insulation performance. There are many other examples. The older the structure is, the more out of code it becomes. Read the article…………..