When the Minnesota Legislature reformed Minnesota’s construction defects laws to encourage more multi-family development, it added an additional requirement for homeowners associations.
Under the new law, which went into effect on Aug. 1, 2017, the homeowners association board of directors shall prepare, approve and follow a written preventative maintenance plan, maintenance schedule, and maintenance budget for the common elements of the property.
Since the developers of multi-family projects act as the initial homeowners association, Housing First Minnesota gathered a workgroup to prepare a sample maintenance plan for it members, which is available on the members-only Contracts page of BATC.org. The workgroup included:
Tim Hassett, Felhaber and Larson
Randy Kulzer, DR Horton
John Rask, M/I Homes
Deb Ridgeway, DR Horton
Nick Erickson, Staff
The Sample CIC Maintenance Plan for Townhomes prepared by BATC and Housing First Minnesota is available free-of-charge to members in an editable format and can be modified to meet the individual needs of each project.
NEW: Regulatory and Legal Briefs
In addition to the Sample CIC Maintenance Plan, BATC members can access important regulatory and legal information on BATC.org’s new Regulatory & Legal Briefs members-only page:
Regulatory Brief: Stormwater Permit
Regulatory Brief: Sprinkler Guide
Regulatory Brief: Silica Rule Fact Sheet
Regulatory Brief: Silica Rule Table 1
Regulatory Brief: Silica Rule Small Entity Guide
Regulatory Brief: Radon Resistant Construction
Regulatory Brief: Minnesota Energy Code
Regulatory Brief: EPA Lead Paint RRP Rule
Regulatory Brief: Contractor Registration
Regulatory Brief: Asbestos Abatement
Legal Brief: Harstad v Woodbury Amicus Brief
Legal Brief: Harstad v Woodbury Ruling
Legal Brief: Country Joe v Eagan Ruling
Legal Brief: BATC v DLI Ruling
More Regulatory and Legal Briefs will be added in the future.
Nicholas Erickson, director of research and regulatory affairs, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson