The Documentation Process - A 4 Step Guide to Getting Your Apartment Remodeled
I’d like to talk to you today about the building approvals and documentation process a simple guide, 4 steps:
1) the alteration agreement,
2) the submittal,
3) the review
and 4) approval.
The alteration agreement is a simple document provided to you by your building that is, the rules of the road. It’s going to cover issues such as your plans, your specifications, the timeline, your contractor, your contractors, insurance, and various checks and deposits and payments you have to make to your building so that they will process your documentation.
Once the building has that paperwork, it will go into the review process and the review process (if it’s a simple project, you’re painting your apartment, you’re redoing the floors) you’ll have that approval in a week or two.
If it’s a more complicated project, you’re dropping a ceiling, you’re adding lighting, you’re adding a bathroom, you’re changing your kitchen, it will go to architectural review.
And the building has its own architect for that.
Your documents are submitted to the architect, they review it, and they make sure that you’re complying with the building regulations and with local city and government regulations.
If everything’s in order, you’ll have your approval, and that process will take three to four weeks.
If you need to make revisions, they’ll send your documentation back to you.
You’ll make the requested changes and the process starts again.
Assuming everything’s in order, and once you have your approval from your building, then you can submit to the Department of Buildings. And we’ll talk about that in the next video.