Home Improvement Request for Community Land Trust Homeowners

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Major renovations and improvements to your Community Land Trust home require prior approval by One Roof in order to ensure the proposed work does not significantly impact the future affordability of the property.

Homeowner Information

Information About Improvements

Note: Be aware that the direct cost of an improvement does not equal a capital improvement credit nor a return on investment. Also, some improvements require permits: Plumbing, Electrical, Heating/Cooling, Decks, Structural changes (finish basement), Stairs, Fencing. Some cities may require permits for Roofing, Windows, Doors, and Patios. Improvements that generally DO NOT require permits: Painting, Landscaping; Replacement of Appliances, Carpeting/Flooring, and Countertops. Call the Building Permits Department of your City.

Per Article 7.3 of the Land Lease, CONSTRUCTION CARRIED OUT BY HOMEOWNER MUST COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS: Any construction in connection with the Home is permitted only if the following requirements are met: (a) all costs shall be paid for by the Homeowner; (b) all construction shall be performed in a professional manner and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations; (c) all changes in the Home shall be consistent with the permitted uses described in Article 4; (d) the footprint, square-footage, or height of the house shall not be increased and new structures shall not be built or installed on the Leased Land without the prior written consent of One Roof.