Category: Q&A

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2007 May Q&A: Corrupt Management

Q We’ve had problems with a corrupt management in the past. I’m suspicious of our current management and several board members receiving kickbacks from vendors. Are there any steps that I can take to find out if this is repetition of ou…

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2007 Apr Q&A: Adults-Only Pool?

Q My client has children and lives next to their HOA’s swimming pool, which the whole family enjoys very much. In fact, they purchased the home specifically because it was next to the pool. Their association has since been turned over f…

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2007 Apr Q&A: Too Many Pets

Q I live in a 100 percent owner-occupied condominium. Our bylaws and house rules very clearly state that unit owners may have no more than two pets, only one of which may be a dog. One of the unit owners (who is also a board member!) ke…

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2007 Apr Q&A: Wall-to-Wall Noise Solution?

Q A couple of our association members are complaining of noisy neighbors. There is an issue of some residents not adhering to the association’s rule that 80 percent of apartment floors must be carpeted. As a result, the board voted that…

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2007 March Q&A: A Few Good Bylaws

Q Our association is currently going through the transition from a developer-controlled board to a member-controlled board, and as one of the first members of the new board, I’m concerned about drafting our new rules and regulations. So…

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2007 March Q&A: Conflict of Interest?

Q I live in a co-op in Bergen County, and have a question regarding the separation of co-op administration and outside business concerns. Recently, several shareholders (including myself) noticed that one of our board members, a realto…

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2007 March Q&A: No Service? No Fees!

Q I live in a condo that I own. Lately, our elevator has been stalling and making scary noises for two months. Are we as condo owners entitled to withhold our monthly fees until our management fixes the problem? They’ve been unresponsiv…

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2007 Feb Q&A: Converting the Roof

Q In order to raise our reserve fund and provide further amenities to our co-op, the board is exploring the possibilities of converting our roof-top into both private and common decked areas. The plan is two-fold: a) sell a portion of t…

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2007 Feb Q&A: Does Every Minute Count?

Q I serve as secretary on my co-op’s board of directors and would like to know if it is common practice for the secretary to write down everything said at a given meeting word-for-word. My board seems to think so, but I feel that paraph…

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