IMPORTANT DATE for Owners: Thursday, June 4, 2015. Chanticleer Annual General Meeting, 7 pm at the Chinese Catholic Church next door.
Do you remember the ad campaign, Dial Before You Dig? Utility companies used it to warn property owners of the dangers of digging before knowing where gas and electrical lines were buried. Dialling might be an outmoded concept but the message is still valid. For condo owners, however, Communicate Before you Renovate, is perhaps a better slogan.
Communicate: with the property manager or the board (Box 41)
What? Your plans: what work you are doing and approximately when. It is really important to know if your changes affect common property and/or require elevator use. Unauthorized changes, even needed repairs, to common property can become costly expenses for an owner if done without board approval in advance. Common property includes the heating system, windows, parts of walls, subflooring and more.
Why? To save yourself from unforeseen expenses and potential problems, as well as avoiding conflict with your neighbours. The board and management do not want to interfere with your desire to improve your living space. We do, however, have valuable information that can save you needless expense.
When? Everyone likes to save money, but please consider noise factors when planning your do-it-yourself or after hours work times.
Please, Communicate Before You Renovate!