Category: Q&A

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2017 June Q&A: A Proxy Primer

Q. Can a previous signed proxy be used a year later? How long is a previous proxy effective? I am a condo owner.                                       —Curious Owner A. “A proxy is a written document, in a form designated by the board…

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2017 June Q&A: Bribing for Votes

Q. We have a board member who goes to owners to fill out proxy votes so the elderly vote for him. This person also pays for 100 owners to have a dinner at the clubhouse to win votes. He has been doing this for years with no repercussions …

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2017 June Q&A: Who Gets the Bill?

Q. I live in an association in Princeton. I have to have my front door lock replaced, and they are telling me once it’s replaced, I will get a bill for it. How can this be fair? I don’t own the door and can’t take the lock with me when I …

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2017 May Q&A: Breaking the Rules Over Pets

Q. Our rules state that owners may not have more than two pets, one of which may be a dog. However, one unit owner—who also happens to be a board member— keeps four dogs in her unit as pets. Because she is a board member, the board will n…

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2017 May Q&A: Can a Board Remove a Children's Playground?

Q. I purchased my condo unit in 2005 with amenities, including 24-hour security, two pools, a parking lot, and a children's playground.  This past summer, our board destroyed the children's playground and turned it into additional parking…

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2017 April Q&A: Secrecy at 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 and…

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2017 April Q&A: Dealing with a Verbally-Abusive Neighbor

Q. A unit owner is using really foul language at some other owners continually. He goes as far as telling them they should fall down the stairs and die. The association has been notified many times and says they can’t do anything. The rul…

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2017 April Q&A: Sex Offender in the Building

Q. “I was recently made aware that a sex offender moved into my building.  He moved into his girlfriend’s apartment. I made the board aware of this and even gave them a printout from criminal justice. We have a lot of children living in o…

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2017 March Q&A: Owner Leaves Property, Files for Hardship

Q. “Say if an owner is leaving the property and relocates in a different state (due to a layoff), and the property is not rented. Later on, the owner is filing a hardship and the property goes in foreclosure. Should the owner pay the HOA,…

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2017 March Q&A: Access to Owners’ List

Q.  Can a unit owner demand to see a copy of the monthly list of unit owners’ payments of the monthly HOA?                         — Interested Stakeholder A. “A unit owner can review a compilation of the association’s financial record…

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