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Conduct, Review and Update

Both community associations and condo associations are required to conduct a reserve analysis every six years and review and, if necessary, update it every three years, unless the community association's governing documents or the condo association's declaration provides something different.  The board may conduct the reserve analysis itself or engage someone else to conduct it.  See Utah Code §§ 57-8a-211(2), (3) and 57-8-7.5(2), (3).

Definitions

A "reserve analysis" is an analysis to determine the need for a reserve fund to accumulate reserve funds, and the appropriate amount of any reserve fund.  "Reserve funds" means money to cover the cost of repairing, replacing, or restoring common areas and facilities that have a useful life of three years or more and a remaining useful life of less than 30 years, if the cost cannot reasonably be funded from the general budget or other funds of the association.  See id. at subsection (1).

The law requires a reserve fund analysisfn1 to include:

(a) a list of the components identified in the reserve analysis that will reasonably require reserve funds;
(b) a statement of the probable remaining useful life, as of the date of the reserve analysis, of each component identified in the reserve analysis;
(c) an estimate of the cost to repair, replace, or restore each component identified in the reserve analysis;
(d) an estimate of the total annual contribution to a reserve fund necessary to meet the cost to repair, replace, or restore each component identified in the reserve analysis during the component's useful life and at the end of the component's useful life; and
(e) a reserve funding plan that recommends how the association may fund the annual contribution described in Subsection (d).

Id. at subsection (4).

Provide to Owners

Once a year, an association must provide owners a summary of the most recent reserve analysis or update.  Additionally, an association must provide

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Statutes and Cases:

(For reference: 57-8 is the Condo Act, 57-8a is the Community Association Act, 16-6a is the Nonprofit Act)

57-8-7.5. Reserve analysis -- Reserve fund
57-8a-211. Reserve analysis -- Reserve fund
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