Be sure it's in writing as to what you can and can't do.
Yes, it happens all the time that owners are not always aware of the requirements. The previous owner should not have installed the tile in the non-approved areas. Are they asking you to remove the tile in the non-approved areas, too?
So, make sure to verify it is "in writing" in the condo documents and not just a rule created by the board. Many volunteer board members and even the hired management firm don't always understand the State of Florida Condo statutes and the requirements.
All the best,
If there is nothing in your Association Docs regarding this issue, then you may be able to appeal it. But its always wise to be very familiar with your Community's Regulations. Please let us know if we can be of any help,
Angie Curkovic and The Curkovic Real Estate Team
Jack Gillis, M.B.A., J.D. â”‚ RealtorÂ®
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Also you can attend the next Board of Directors meeting to find out if they will give you an exception.
Here's an interesting website about living in a Condo or HOA and has helpful information on problems like you are experiencing:
All the best,
units that may have done the same
thing with proper permission you might
have some type of leverage. Make an
appointment with your board, perhaps
placing a large area rug over the area
would be considered a solution?
Always a good idea to check your
condo docs prior to any major
Good luck to you.
Carmen probably has the answer. Hard surface floors on upper units create noise issues for lower units if they aren't done right. We had an upstairs neighbor years ago in a condo who's girlfriend liked to where clogs. We always knew when she was visiting.
If this is a second or third floor unit and you did not install the required padding under the tile, they will not let you off the hook. The condo rules usually specify clearly what type of underlayment is needed, if not, the BOA has to approve it.
as wasteful as it might appear, you might have no choice but follow the rules.