Article 7.4 of the Declarations (abstracted below) calls for written
approval before any change is made to the interior of a unit.
Section 7.4 Alterations and Attachments by Unit Owner. No
Unit Owner shall make structural alterations or modifications to his
[sic] unit or to any of the Common Elements, or Limited Common
Elements, without the written approval of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall not approve of any alterations,
decorations, or modifications which would jeopardize or impair the
soundness, safety, or overall appearance of the Condominium Property.
The above Article is not intended to
create an artificial obstacle between the Board and any owner desiring
to maintain, improve and make their unit “more livable”. This
requirement is only in place to insure that an owner’s neighbors and
neighboring units are not jeopardized in any way (safety, noise,
excessive inconvenience, etc.) The Board will use common sense
and reasonableness in making these decisions. However, Board
approval is needed for ALL such changes except the “minor” ones listed
below. The Board will attempt to make decisions expeditiously.
Minor changes, NOT requiring Board approval are:
• hanging of pictures and mirrors
• interior painting
• replacement or installing of new draperies
• changing a lighting fixture
• replacement of electrical outlets and switches; not requiring new/changed wiring
• replacement of faucets, showerheads; not requiring change or addition of piping
• placement of furniture, except heavy items like piano or water beds
• appliance replacement; not requiring new/changed plumbing/wiring
• other non-structural cosmetic changes