Category: Q&A

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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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2018 June Q&A: Landscaping Issue

Q. I am a condo unit owner who has HOA property near my unit that was overlooked for many years with no landscaping.  I have in the past six years slowly landscaped the area.  No one from the board has said anything to me. It is landscape…

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2018 May Q&A: Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Dilemma

Q. My New Jersey condo association has a three-pet/one-dog pet policy. I am aware that regardless of any association’s pet policy, service/support animals for those with disabilities must be allowed (i.e., seeing-eye dogs, those for the h…

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2018 April Q&A: Smoking in the Building

Q. I live in a condo, and my downstairs neighbor is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner? Do I bring legal action against management, or do I take legal…

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