Rules & Regulations
Construction Approval Process
It's important the we have a defined process for completing tenant or any other construction projects in the park. Why? To ensure all parties are "on the same page" so the finished product complies with health, safety and building codes and its size, location and aesthetic qualities meet the park's standards. We don't (necessarily) need engineering documents and blueprints but we certainly don't want to be in a situation where we approve one thing and the tenant invests $10K in something that's unsafe, in the wrong location and looks like a shanty.
Success here is about following a simple process to get us from the initial request to a completed project that meets codes, satisfies the tenant and improves the quality of the community. The manager will work with the tenant and contractor to get a clear idea about the size, scope and finished appearance of the project. In addition, they will work with the City and to ensure the construction is done following all local building codes and regulations. The manager will also work closely with the offsite manager, obtaining their approve prior to starting construction, updating them along the way and finally, "closing out" the project when complete.
Provide tenant the plot plan and ask them complete indicating the location and size of their project, including measurements (the plot plan does not need to be to scale) and include reference points on the plan like street, driveways, existing structures, etc...
For structures, ask the tenant to provide a sketch or photo of the finished project and details including materials used, trim, colors, etc, so see how the addition integrates with the home.
Ask the tenant to provide the park a copy of their permit
Meet with the tenant and contractor to review the plan and "sign off" on the start of construction.
Inspect the construction progress to ensure the contractor and tenant are following the plan
When completed, "close out" the project, take some photos and upload everything to the tenant folder on in the cloud.