Category: Q&A

Q&A
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…

Read More
Q&A
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…

Read More
Q&A
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…

Read More
Q&A
2017 October Q&A: First-Floor Condo Built on Pads

Q. As a condo board member for 15 years, we recently had an issue with a recently deceased owner’s family who pulled up the carpeting in the late owner’s ground-floor unit and  found termites (which we are addressing), and cracks in the c…

Read More
Q&A
2017 September Q&A: Transparency at Board Meetings

Q. I am a condo board member and often hear my fellow members say at our meetings “What goes on in here, stays in here.”  How can that be fair to our unit owners? Shouldn’t everything go in the minutes except for names and amounts owed an…

Read More
Q&A
2017 August Q&A: Amending the Rules Sans Vote?

Q. Can a board change house rules without a vote? Our condo declaration states no pets in or on any property of the condominium without approval of the board in writing. The house rules were changed from no pets to pets allowed and two pe…

Read More
Q&A
2017 August Q&A: Can My Association Take My Reimbursement Money?

Q. I live in Marlton. My HOA takes our reimbursement money from the Township, and the condo owners never see it. Is this allowed?      —Tenant Who Needs Clarification A. According to attorney Eric D. Mann of the Northfield-based firm …

Read More
Q&A
2017 July Q&A: When Spouses Are on the Board Together

Q. Can a husband and wife serve at the same time on a condo board, or is it a conflict of interest? The husband is the president and the wife is the treasurer. There are three board members in a 13-apartment condo complex.               …

Read More
Q&A
2017 July Q&A: Hiring a Lawyer in the Matter of Arrears

Q. Is it typical for an association to hire an attorney on a contingency basis in order to start the process of attempting to collect arrears? Our management company went forward with this action without an official board vote.  In one in…

Read More
1 2 3 25 Next