Category: Q&A

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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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2018 September Q&A: When the Board Shuts You Out

Q. We have a board member who has been locked out of meetings. According to that board member: “The board has formed an executive committee that has, for all intents and purposes, shut me out. I am no longer able to view board discussions…

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2018 August Q&A: Can a Vendor Be a Board Member?

Q.  A person plans to run for the board of our HOA. He owns a landscape business and does work for residents and the board in our community. If elected, can he continue working here, or would there now be a conflict?  —Worried About Ethic…

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2018 July Q&A: Board Member Violation?

Q.   An owner in our HOA reported to one of our board members on another owner who allegedly broke the rules. The board member then disclosed to the alleged rule-breaker that he/she had been reported. It has now caused friction and even an…

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