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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    Plats for condos

    In a residential condo project, does anyplace plat the units? I never have, considering the entire development a multi-family project. We have two of these critters, already approved (and under construction) as rentals under single ownership, which now want to go condo. We should be concerned about the structures rather the units, thus I see no reason to officially plat the units, but we have a local surveyor...

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Wisconsin law required the units to be platted if they are in individual ownership.

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet
    Wisconsin law required the units to be platted if they are in individual ownership.

    Houston requires them to plat similar to apartments: show access and fire/emergency, but do not show individual lots. Condos are lumped into multi-family for platting purposes (multi-family is apartments, condos, triplex and higher).
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    Every place I've been has required condos to be platted to create the legal descriptions for conveyance and to review the HOA documents.

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    Every state I've worked in requires condos to be platted.

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    I would require that it be platted. Again, its the issue of individual ownership of the land.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Every place I've been has required condos to be platted to create the legal descriptions for conveyance and to review the HOA documents.
    Same here. State law treats them the same as a subdivision. We have a slightly expedited review process for them, but they still require Planning Board approval.
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    They do not need to be platted in Indiana under the Horizontal Property Law.
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