The Architectural Control Committee, with Board approval, has issued updated rules for renovation and contracting at the Stacks. You can always find the latest version of the rules at the following path on this Portal.
Three of these documents have recently changed. You can view those directly at the following links:
- ACC Contractor and Vendor Rules and Regulations 08-01-19
- Stacks Floor Stripping, Grinding, Sanding, and Polishing Rules and Regulations – 08-01-19
- ACC Insurance Requirements
The general tone of the rules can be paraphrased as follows:
- The unit owner is ultimately responsible for all work done in their unit. This responsibility cannot be delegated or avoided.
- Non-trivial work must be designed and planned in advance (including identifying the proposed contractors), then reviewed and approved by the ACC and (if necessary) relevant governmental authorities. The actual work must adhere to the plans approved by the ACC. The Board can order an owner to tear out non-conforming work and remediate or return the unit to its prior state … at the owner’s expense.
- The work must be performed safely, by qualified personnel, with all reasonable care for the peace and enjoyment of neighbors and the protection and conservation of the common elements. This general requirement transcends and applies in addition to the specific provisions in the ACC rules.
- It is the owner’s responsibility to verify contractor insurance coverage and to establish contractual language with vendors that allows the owner to force the contractor to adhere to the rules and to fix any violations.
- The Property Manager has the authority to stop the work if there are apparent violations of these rules. The owner can only resume work when the violations have been resolved.
- The Board may ban contractors or vendors from future work at the Stacks if they display significantly unsafe, disturbing, or uncooperative work methods.
If you are not experienced in this sort of contracting, or if the unique features of the Stacks are unfamiliar, you are strongly advised to contact the ACC as early as possible and use it as a resource.