Category: Q&A

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2007 Dec Q&A: Unnecessary Rule?

Q Our condo has prohibited the use of doormats. They say they are a hazard. Is this legal? How can we fight this nit-picking rule? —Tracking Dirt in New Construction A “The New Jersey Condominium Act grants the govern…

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2007 Dec Q&A: Raised Maintenance, No Results

Q We are having a few issues with our condo board and the management company. Since the new management company has been “in power” (about three years) the maintenance payments have been raised more than 20 percent in (two raises). The p…

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2007 Nov Q&A: Board Members Not Shareholders

Q We have a board of directors who decides to use the proprietary lease when it is to their advantage. We have had a least three separate elections where there have been board members elected who were not shareholders. When a lawsuit is…

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2007 Nov Q&A: Structural Change Issues

Q Our original condo declaration, bylaws, amendments and house rules allow for renovations to interior units without board approval if they do not affect a common area or are not structural in nature. I installed a wall partition (does …

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2007 Nov Q&A: Clubhouse Rental

Q I live in a 133-unit HOA in New Jersey with a nice clubhouse. The residents of the HOA are allowed to rent out the clubhouse. My question is, can a clubhouse be rented out to persons not living in the community? The association is look…

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2007 Oct Q&A: Policing the Board

Q Who checks up on the board? Does the board police themselves from within, or is it the managing agent that checks up on their actions? If the board makes a mistake, will the shareholders be notified? In what way is a board accountable…

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2007 Oct Q&A: New Management Troubles

Q In years past, condo unit owners were given copies of the minutes of the annual meeting. A new management company was engaged and this practice stopped. Now, when I have requested the minutes of the annual meeting, I have been told th…

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2007 Oct Q&A: Unfair Election Suspected

Q One of our board members has been president for many years. She runs the building on a unilateral basis, giving out very little information about the business of the condo. Unit owners have little influence because she is elected by …

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2007 Sept Q&A: Missing Meetings

Q What happens if board members consistently miss meetings, or don’t attend, messing up the voting process for a board? What recourse do we have? --Attentive Board Member A “Removal of a member of the board of directors…

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2007 Sept Q&A: Unresponsive Board

Q I live in a condo and have issues with the board. I have had an attorney send them a letter and they have NOT responded. According to the bylaws they are required to have regular monthly meetings. They don’t. Can they do this? I don’t…

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