The owners of a townhouse corporation I manage, recently replaced the roof of their townhome. While this was within their right and their responsibility, what they forgot to do was inform the corporation of the repair and request permission to change the color of their roof shingles.
The change in shingle color was a major detraction to the overall uniformity of the property, and as a result, the board requested they replace his shingle with one approved by the board.
Thankfully the owner complied, quite quickly. A very messy battle averted!
Let this be an $8,000 lesson to all owners. Even if you believe your intended repair is within the restrictions of your corporations documents, take the time to confirm this with your property manager.