Architectural Modification Request

It is the responsibility of the Association to establish a process to allow a Member to request a modification, and the responsibility of the Association to ensure that modifications made do not harm the common elements, interior building structures, and safety of the residents.


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Please read the information in all subsequent tabs. The information is there to help you make your modification request or renovation project as uneventful as possible.

Architectural Modification Provision

The Association’s dedicatory instuments, hereafter refered to as our “Governing Documents” offers a provision to allow architectural modifications to the original project. An architectural modification is defined as any change made to the interior or exterior of a unit, or the limited common element. Article 6 § 2 of the Association’s ByLaws (see below for excerpt of Article 6 § 2) outlines this provision.

Pursuant to this provision, it is the responsibility of the Association to establish an aplication and approval process. Importantly, it the responsibility of the Association to ensure that a modification does not harm the limited common element, interior building structure, and the safety of the residents. This process is very important; each Member of the Association should value the integrity and due-dilligence of the application and approval process.

If you are uncertian that your renovation project may include aspects that require approval, this is an indicator that you should ask before you act. All modifications must be approved by the Association BEFORE the modification project is started.

Architectural Control Committee

The responsibilities of the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is derived from the Association’s bylaws Article 6 § 2. Members of the Architectural Control Committee are responsible for maintaining the aesthetic and structural integrity of the association by enforcing the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs). This committee will review all applications for modifications, additions, or architectural changes in the community. Due to the size of our Association, our Board of Directors will assume the responsibility of a Architectural Control Committee (ACC). This process may appear to add a burdensome layer to your renovation project; however, this process is one of the most common in Home Owners Associations (HOAs) across the county. This process is to protect the Member rather than impair the enjoyment of their home and community.

All initial applications are made to the Association online or by using a tradition paper form. For more information see the next tab “Submit Request.” It is the personal responsibility of each unit owner to ensure that proper approval has been obtain prior to start of any modification.

The Association understands the joy renovating your home brings, and encourages unit owners to aesthetically improve their home; thereby increasing the enjoyment and long-term market value. To make the experience as worry-free as possible, we are committed to working with the Member throughout the renovation project. On the flip-side, please exercise a proactive disposition in the handling of your request. Your lack of due diligence does not warrant an emergency for the Association. The Association will not sucum to pressrue and make hasty descisions due to a lack of planning by a Members.

A special meeting shall convene BEFORE any modification project is approved and started. It is recommended you bring all of your questions to this special meeting. The information provided on this site should help you formulate questions for the meeting.

It is important to mention… Despite any information, advisement, or nirgborly support a Director may provide, no individual Association Director can approve a modification request on behalf of the Membership or the Architectural Control Committee. You should expect formal approval of a modification request to be communicated in a letter distributed by the Management Company.

Association’s ByLaws Article 6 Section 2

No Owner shall make structural alterations or modifications to his Unit or to any of the Common Elements, including the erection of antennae, aerials, awnings, the placement of any reflective or other material in the windows of the Unit (other than uniform draperies approved by the Board of Directors) or other exterior attachments without the prior written approval of the Association. The Association shall not approve any alteration, decoration or modification which would jeopardize or impair the soundness, safety or appearance of the Condominium Project. No Owner shall make any alteration or modification, including plumbing, electricity and/ or heating, ventilating or air conditioning within such Owners’ Unit, or on or in the Common Elements, without the prior written consent of the Association.

Submit Request

How to submit an online Architectural Modification request? (Recommended)

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Be Proactive! Begin With The End In Mind! Ask Questions! Take Personal Responsibility! These key paradigms will ensure a smooth and prompt approval, and a enjoyable renovation experience.


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Click the following button to start a new request using our online support system.
New OnLine Request

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Use the Description text-box area to describe the modification you are requesting by outlining the scope of work, and attaching any supporting documentation.

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The Architectural Control Committee will contact you by email by responding to this request you submitted. If a special meeting is needed for further clarification and discussion, we will work with you to find a good time to meet.

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Once the request is approved, the Architectural Control Committee will notify you by email responding to this request.

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The Architectural Control Committee will keep your request open during the duration of your renovation project. You can correspond with the Association or provide general status updates using this same request you originally submitted.

Standards

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Guidelines

The following guidelines will help you make your experience most enjoyable and less eventful.

The Association understands the joy renovating your home brings, and encourages unit owners to aesthetically improve their home; thereby increasing the enjoyment and long-term market value. To make the experience as worry-free as possible, we are committed to working with the Member throughout the renovation project. On the flip-side, please exercise a proactive disposition in the handling of your request. Your lack of due diligence does not warrant an emergency for the Association. The Association will not sucum to pressrue and make hasty descisions due to a lack of planning by a Member or a Member’s contractor.

We ask that you read and understanding the following guidelines:

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Be Proactive!; Begin With The End In Mind!; Ask Questions!; Take Personal Responsibility! These key paradigms will ensure a smooth and prompt approval.
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You are required to submit an Architectural Modification Application [Submit Now Online], and receive approval from the Association BEFORE you start your modification or renovation project.
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All modifications related to electrical (additions), plumbing (additions), and structure (changes) require City of Houston permits. Please display those permits on the inside of the unit’s window throughout the duration of the renovation project.
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Please oversee your contractors, so that they do not block the driveway, double park, or park illegally in your fellow resident’s assigned parking spots. Visitor parking can be used by the contractors. If then need to be closer to your unit, talk with your neighbor directly and negotiate time when you may use their parking spot. You are held responsible for the behavior and actions of your contractors and guest pursuant the Association’s Governing Documents.
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Please oversee your contractors, so that they do not start to early and work to late making noise that would disturb your neighbors in the morning and in the evening. Please refer to the Rules & Regulation for the specific hours that are acceptable. A good rule-of-thumb is to do noisy phases of renovation during normal business hours. You are held responsible for the behavior and actions of your contractors and guest pursuant the Association Governing Documents.
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Please oversee your contractors, so that they do not leave a mess in the common elements. This would include scraps, sheetrock power residue, tile cutting residue, paint buckets residue, or any other material used in the renovation. Rule-of-Thumb is to ensure they leave the common element exactly and as undamaged as you/they found it when they started the work. If you want to protect yourself, take pictures of the area; if they do damage the common element, you can recoup your cost from them directly. You are held responsible for the behavior and actions of your contractors and guest pursuant the Association’s Governing Documents.
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Please let your surrounding neighbors know what is happening by providing them a preliminary schedule of events, so they can plan around your renovation; Rule-of-Thumb is consideration for those who live around you.
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Please let your on-site Association Directors know what is happening and a preliminary schedule of events so they can answer questions that may arise as a result of your renovation activities. Rule-of-Thumb is consideration for the Membership, Mangement Company, and your Board of Directors. You can always simply send a brief status update so we will be in-the-loop. You can do this by emailing Support@MontrosePlaceTonwhomes.com, or calling our Member Services answering service at (281) 377-4443 and leaving a message.