Varnishing the Deck


Even though COCLT thinks your new home is practically perfect in every way, we know you will want to add your own personal touches. Plant a tree, paint the walls, build a bookcase, and maybe even install a water filter. As the projects grow in size and complexity - building a deck or adding a shed - and/or involve contractors, you will need to reach out to COCLT. Your Land Lease (Article 7: Ownership of Home; Future Improvements) outlines what steps need to be taken to notify COCLT and the conditions that must be met PRIOR to construction beginning. 

When hiring contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, and laborers, they must be provided notice (see link below) that you are not the agent or the owner of the property. The notice must be posted in a conspicuous place on the Leased Land and must be displayed until the construction is completed.

Additionally, any contract entered into for any improvement to the Leased Land must include language (see link below) stating you hold only a leasehold interest in the property.