Category: Q&A

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2018 February Q&A: Changing the Rules to Benefit a Board Member

Q. Can a board member vote on a rule change that will directly benefits him/her? For example, the board member is an investor with more than 10 units and needs more parking spaces for tenants, therefore s/he has moved to vote to change th…

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2018 February Q&A: Replacing Windows

Q. We own two apartments in our condominium in New Jersey. We moved in 2005 and were told by the board that our windows needed to be replaced because the building had water issues. The board recommended the company to use. We complied, an…

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2018 January Q&A: Recording Meetings

Q. Can a board restrict access to voice recordings of an executive closed session board meeting?                      —Concerned About Ethics A. “The question posed as to whether or not a voice recording of an executive session of the…

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2017 December Q&A: Who Can Be on the Board?

Q. Can a non-owner serve on the board of a condominium association?          —Condo Resident A. “The answer to this question may well vary from state to state and it will most certainly vary from condominium to condominium,” says …

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2017 December Q&A: Pest Extermination: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Q. I have this problem. Our building has six units on our side of the building, and I don’t know which one is the source of our constant roach encroachment. I don’t really want to go knocking on everyone’s doors and accusing them – it see…

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2017 December Q&A: Emotional Support Animal

Q. I live in a 40-unit condo building, which has had a ‘no pet amendment’ since 1980. A woman recently purchased a unit and has been seen with a dog that barks all the time. She signed all the disclosure forms that stated “no pets,” but g…

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2017 November Q&A: Holding a Garage Sale on a Parking Lot

Q. I live in a five-story condominium with 24 units, 24 “designated” parking spots, and six undesignated spots. “Designated” means that only the 24 people with parking tags can park in any one of the 24 designated spots (but the spots are…

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2017 October Q&A: Abusing Pool Member Privileges

Q. Can a condo board suddenly decide to sell pool memberships to friends of owners and friends of boat owners? We have a marina with a liberal guest policy, but selling memberships to outside people is not beneficial to owners. Is it lega…

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2017 October Q&A: Being on Two Boards

Q. Can a board member who has served on one board for many years serve on another board that is in the same HOA association?  I don’t want to cause a problem with this member, but it does mean they would be casting votes on two associatio…

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