We get lots of questions about how often a reserve study should be performed, as well as what information one needs to provide.
To answer some of these questions and simultaneously clear up some of the confusion surrounding reserve fund studies, we’ve put together this handy check-list.
In order for a professional engineer or consultant to conduct the study, he or she will require:
- the most recent audited financial statements
- the current annual contribution to the reserve fund
- repairs and replacements to the common elements that have been completed and in what year
- scheduled future projects
- any outstanding concerns that need to be reviewed, such as water penetration
Condominium directors and HOA’s that refuse to conduct such studies are putting themselves at risk for possible legal action from unit owners, who suffer an increased financial burden as a result of the delay.
Delaying a reserve study can place insurance policies in jeopardy, and affect the resale values of the units in the complex.
For these reasons it’s imperative that a reserve study is completed on a regular basis.
At Barrera and Company, we complete a thousand Reserve Studies each year which have helped our clients comply with the law and prepare for upcoming expenditures. But don’t take our word for it, check out some of our projects and recent reviews.
Interested in getting a Reserve Study for your community? Contact us to get a proposal!
This article was provided by Barrera and Company.