Toronto Condos: Installing Hardwood Floors in your Condo
April 6, 2011
Who doesn’t love hardwood floors? It seems like everyone today is veering away from broadloom and wants to install hardwood or wood laminate floors in their condo. They are easier to keep clean and they definitely give a modern look. If I have one word of advice if you’re considering wood floor installation… check with the rules and regulations of the condo!
Most condo corporations have minimum requirements regarding the level of sound insulation necessary when laying flooring and so check with the management office. If permission is required, then make sure you request a letter from the property manager approving the upgrade and its installation. I promise you this will help if and when you decide to sell and here is why…
If a buyer purchases your suite, they assume the responsibility of the renos and upgrades you may have made to your suite. A buyer’s lawyer will check to see if you have gotten permission from the board to do the renovations. If not, it could jeopardize your sale…if you haven’t done the renos to the code of the condo corporation and there are complaints, then the buyer of your suite may have to rip up the flooring and have it relayed at their cost… why would any buyer take that risk?
Trust me, it’s way easier to CYA and get a letter of consent before you do the installation then after you’ve sold your place and the pressure is on to satisfy the needs of a buyer’s lawyer.