Why not let your buyer agent know that inside launry facilities are a criteria when he/she begins searching for a condo for you? I know this is important to buyers as both of my last clients had this as a criteria for their condo's too.
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I have a client who was going to add a second bathroom to a condo. Because the drainage(for laundry) and plumbing may have to go through the common space or your neighbor ownership space the HOA usually does not allow it. If you can prove that the improvement is going to not interfering into the ownship space of someone else than you may be able to. But that is very difficult. You should contact the HOA and ask them if they ever had a owner who has done this work with permit and if so what is the procedure. Or ask the present owners to see if they know someone who added a interior laundry. Do not assume anything.
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In all purchases in California you have 17 days to look at all disclosures, including HOA docs, which would allow you to know if you could do what you are looking to do.
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Like many of my Buyers, you, too want the convenience of inside laundry!
I suggest working with a Realtor familiar with your target areas as many Westside complexes do not allow the installation of inside laundry appliances. The most common reason for this is the plumbing system. Usually older buildings where the plumbing systems are stacked are not equipped with the plumbing to sustain inside laundry appliances. In some buildings, however, you may find some units in which the installed appliances are "grandfathered" or installed without the approval of the Homeowner's Association.
Prior to purchasing a unit with inside laundry appliances, make sure you find out if it is approved by the Homeowner's Association.
Please contact me for additional information.
Keller Williams Realty