X.E. Other Requirements

  1. Taxes. GHI will pass on any change in County taxes, based upon the assessed valuation of the improvements as determined by the County assessor and the current tax rate. Any such adjustment will be reflected in the member's monthly charges.

  2. Insurance. In the event that at some future date there should be increased insurance premiums occasioned by the presence of the improvements, the amount of the increase will be charged to the member having the improvements.

    Adequate insurance is required by contractors who perform improvements and build additions. Proof of such insurance may be required by GHI before work begins. All members who perform work themselves must realize that they are responsible for all damages incurred due to the work being performed.

  3. Contractual Responsibility. Prior to construction the member must understand that the proposed alteration, addition, and/or improvement becomes part of the main structure and is therefore subject to all terms of the Mutual Ownership Contract (MOC), including an MOC addendum if and as required by GHI.  The member is responsible for correcting any deficiencies resulting from construction that are identified by GHI staff.  GHI is not party to any agreementt between a member and a contractor, and is not res[ponsible for quality and performance, or lack threof, by contractor(s) employed by the member.  GHI can neither intercede nor protect a member in the case of a disagreement between member and contractor.

  4. Addition Maintenance Program. New additions shall be enrolled in GHI’s Addition Maintenance Program at the time of substantial completion. The member shall sign the AMP agreement and pay monthly fees to fund future and ongoing maintenance of GHI additions. Member shall acknowledge this requirement when requesting permission from GHI to construct the addition.  See member Handbook Section X.L for details about this program.
  5. Modification to Garages. In accordance with the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance and the Greenbelt Neighborhood Conservation Overlay Zone enacted April 1, 2022, garages, including attached garages, may only be used for vehicle parking or general storage (not residential or any other uses).

    Original garage doors should be repaired rather than replaced. If replacement is necessary, new garage doors shall be compatible in appearance and function with original garage doors to the maximum extent practicable.

    Garage additions shall not be permitted, nor shall garage doors or garage openings be sealed shut or blocked by walls or similar structures.