Category: Q&A

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2019 February Q&A: HOAs and CCRs

Q. What is the difference between HOA rules and CCRs?                                         —Curious Owner A.   “In the world of community associations, CCR stands for covenants, conditions and restrictions,” says attorney Scott F. P…

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2019 January Q&A: Common Property and the Board

Q. Against the rules that require a vote to change the use of common property, my condo board is now using our paddle-ball court to store large equipment like pressure washers, etc. I asked about it at the annual meeting and they told me …

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2019 January Q&A: When the HOA Is Not Doing Its Duty

Q. We have reason to believe that our 'little community' is not being run as the HOA that it was set up to be. Our bylaws are not being followed and procedures are not being maintained. And we seem to be getting extra charges due to our b…

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2018 December Q&A: Who Owns the Floor?

Q.  I’ve lived in an upper-floor condo for 10 years; the building is 14 years old. The board is now making a rule that we can only have hard flooring in the kitchen, the bathrooms, and the laundry room. I cannot find in the master deed or …

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2018 December Q&A: Noisy Neighbor

Q.   I have written several complaint letters to the condo board and the managing agent regarding a noisy neighbor. They did send a letter to the owner about a year ago, but the problem persists. Although I continue to write letters, noth…

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2018 December Q&A: Out-of-Control Board

Q. My HOA board has not had an election in 10 years. They keep reappointing themselves and appointing their friends to the board when there is a vacancy. Is this legal? How can I stop this abuse of power by my HOA?                       …

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2018 November Q&A: Troublesome Neighbor

Q. There is an owner below who keeps pounding on the ceiling in the middle of the night until all hours of the morning. It's seems like a two-by-four wooden plank is used to make this noise. The condo association had security go to the ap…

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2018 November Q&A: Who Do We Elect?

Q. We have a board consisting of five (5) members. Our election is coming up and we have three (3) new members running along with the five (5) incumbent directors. We’d like to vote for two (2) of the new members and three of the incumben…

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2018 October Q&A: Withholding My Assessment

Q. My HOA has threatened to confiscate my unit. I withheld/escrowed my June assessment soon after I learned they refused to communicate or cooperate with my insurance company who was to cover other losses. This isn't in the bylaws. They'v…

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2018 October Q&A: Use of the Crawl Space

Q. Our condominium building has many basements that are labeled in the plans as "crawlspaces.” They have small access doors to get into them and there are pipes near the floor that need to be walked over, as well as pipes hanging down low…

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